spine-chilling


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spine-chill·ing

(spīn′chĭl′ĭng)
adj.
Extremely frightening, especially in an eerie way: a spine-chilling novel.

spine-chilling

adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a book, film, etc) arousing terror

spine′-chill`ing


adj.
excitingly terrifying: a spine-chilling horror movie.
[1935–40, Amer.]
spine′-chill`er, n.
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spine-chilling

adjective frightening, terrifying, horrifying, scary (informal), eerie, spooky (informal), hair-raising, bloodcurdling There was a spine-chilling scream.
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spine-chilling

[ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪlɪŋ] ADJescalofriante

spine-chilling

[ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪlɪŋ] adjagghiacciante
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