Definition of spine-chilling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspīn ˌCHiliNG/


Inspiring terror or terrified excitement: a spine-chilling silence
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  • When viewed back in the light of 1981, Bottin really created something absolutely terrifying and spine-chilling with his overall Eddie effect.
  • But for those who like their terror on the more sophisticated side, this is elegantly spine-chilling.
  • It's a spine-chilling, fast-paced thriller packed with vivid descriptions of Egypt from the glistening sands of the western desert to the stinking back streets of Cairo.
terrifying, blood-curdling, petrifying, hair-raising, frightening, scaring, chilling, horrifying, fearsome;
eerie, sinister, bone-chilling, ghostly;
informal scary, creepy, spooky

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Syllabification: spine-chill·ing

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