- making you feel very frightened
She let out a bloodcurdling scream.
a bloodcurdling tale
English dictionary. 2014.
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bloodcurdling — lood curd*ling adj. causing sudden intense fear due to an apprehension of imminent bodily harm, to oneself or others. Awakened by a bloodcurdling scream from right outside her window Syn: hair raising, nightmarish. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bloodcurdling — [blud′kʉrd΄liŋ] adj. frightening; terrifying … English World dictionary
bloodcurdling — blood|cur|dling [ blʌd,kɜrdlıŋ ] adjective making you feel very frightened: a bloodcurdling scream a bloodcurdling tale … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bloodcurdling — adjective Date: 1826 arousing fright or horror < bloodcurdling screams > … New Collegiate Dictionary
bloodcurdling — bloodcurdlingly, adv. /blud kerrd ling, kerr dl ing/, adj. arousing terror; horrifying: a bloodcurdling scream. [1930 35; BLOOD + CURDLE + ING2] * * * … Universalium
bloodcurdling — blood|cur|dling [ˈblʌdˌkə:dlıŋ US ə:r ] adj extremely frightening ▪ a bloodcurdling scream … Dictionary of contemporary English
bloodcurdling — adjective extremely frightening: a bloodcurdling shriek … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bloodcurdling — adjective Causing great horror or terror … Wiktionary
bloodcurdling — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. terrifying, horrifying, frightening, bone chilling, spine chilling, hair raising. ANT.: reassuring, emboldening II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Causing great horror: hair raising, horrible, horrid, horrific,… … English dictionary for students
bloodcurdling — see blood curdling … English dictionary