Definition of reign of terror in English:

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reign of terror

noun

A period of remorseless repression or bloodshed, in particular (Reign of Terror) , the period of the Terror during the French Revolution.
Example sentences
  • He became a dictator, enforcing a reign of terror with his secret police, sometimes referred to as tonton macoute.
  • During his reign of terror, Wright threatened residents and council staff, often using racial abuse.
  • The Nigerian state responded by imposing a reign of terror.

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Syllabification: reign of ter·ror

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