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bloodcurdler

[ bluhd-kur-dler ]
/ ˈblʌdˌkɜr dlər /
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noun

something causing great fright or horror: a bloodcurdler of a mystery novel.

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Origin of bloodcurdler

First recorded in 1885–90; blood + curdle + -er1
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