Definition of blood-curdling in English:

Share this entry

blood-curdling

Pronunciation: /ˈblədˌkərd(ə)liNG/

adjective

Causing terror or horror: the warrior’s blood-curdling cry
More example sentences
  • Then there was another thump at the gates, this time followed by a blood-curdling scream of terror and agony.
  • A horrible blood-curdling scream from somewhere to the left froze everyone, and they all looked towards the sound.
  • He heard blood-curdling screams, sounds of unspeakable horrors.
Synonyms
terrifying, frightening, bone-chilling, spine-tingling, chilling, hair-raising, horrifying, alarming;
eerie, sinister, horrible
informal spooky

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: blood-cur·dling

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words