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goosebumps

Syllabification: goose·bumps
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞osˌbəmps
 
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Definition of goosebumps in English:

plural noun

chiefly North American
Another term for goose pimples.
Example sentences
  • When they pulled away, her skin was tingling and tight with goosebumps.
  • Tears began to prick my eyes as goosebumps ran down my arms from shock.
  • My bare arms were prickling with goosebumps, and a shiver ran through my body.

Words that rhyme with goosebumps

turpsmumps

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