serial killer

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serial killer

n
a person who carries out a series of murders
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serial killer - someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short intervalserial killer - someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
spree killer - a serial killer whose murders occur within a brief period of time
Translations
قاتِل مُتَسَلْسِل
masový vrah
seriemorder
sorozatgyilkos
masový vrah
seri cinayetler katili

serial killer

nSerienmörder(in) m(f), → Serienkiller(in) m(f)

serial killer

nserial-killer m/f inv

series

(ˈsiəriːz) plural ˈseries noun
a number of usually similar things done, produced etc one after another. a series of brilliant scientific discoveries; Are you watching the television series on Britain's castles?; a series of school textbooks.
ˈserial (-riəl) adjective
1. of or in a series. serial numbers on banknotes.
2. (of a story etc) published or broadcast in parts.
noun
a serial story, play etc.
ˈserial killer noun
a person who has murdered several people one after another.
ˈserialize, ˈserialise (-riə-) verb
to publish or broadcast as a serial.
ˌserialiˈzation, ˌserialiˈsation noun
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