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blood-curdling Syllabification: blood-cur·dling
Pronunciation: /ˈblədˌkərd(ə)liNG/

Definition of blood-curdling in English:


Causing terror or horror: the warrior’s blood-curdling cry
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  • 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.
terrifying, frightening, bone-chilling, spine-tingling, chilling, hair-raising, horrifying, alarming;
eerie, sinister, horrible
informal spooky
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