verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- chilis rellenos,
- chilkoot pass,
- chill bumps,
- chill factor,
- chill out,
- chill pill,
Origin of chill
Examples from the Web for chillingly
And if the trailer is any indication, Meryl Streep plays a chillingly accurate Chief Elder.A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry|Marianne Hayes|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or once in a while the rodent will spread infection by biting causing a disease called, chillingly enough, rat bite fever.
Chillingly, Anthony also wrote to inmate Robyn Adams about wanting more children either by pregnancy or adoption.
Bin Laden suggested striking smaller cities, trains as well as planes, and, most chillingly, emphasized high body counts.
The Iranian Penal Code is chillingly explicit regarding the proper stones to use.
As he stood by the side of the car talking to her while his bag was being stowed away, her manner was chillingly conventional.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
For this merit he was largely indebted to his frequent conferences with Chillingly Mivers.
Why should he not be proud of any member of the family who could irradiate the antique obscurity of the Chillingly race?
She instantly froze, and chillingly said that if his interests required him to go, of course he would go.All Sorts and Conditions of Men|Walter Besant
As she was his employer, she had the right to demand that he should not do what was so chillingly manifest that he might do.The Light of Western Stars|Zane Grey
- to depress (enthusiasm, etc)
- to discourage
Word Origin for chill
Old English ciele, cele "cold, coolness, chill, frost," from Proto-Germanic *kal- "to be cold," from PIE root *gel- "cold" (see cold). According to OED, the word seems to have been obsolete after c.1400 (displaced by cold) and the modern use is a back-formation since c.1600 from the verb.
late 14c., intransitive, "to feel cold, grow cold;" c.1400, transitive, "to make cold," from chill (n.). Related: Chilled; chilling; chillingly. Figurative use from late 14c. Meaning "hang out" first recorded 1985; from earlier chill out "relax" (1979).
Sheila E. sizzles in the new flick, Krush Groove, but some New York critics couldn't groove with it because many of the terms are unfamiliar to them. Examples: breakin' out (slang for leaving), chill (for cool down) and death (for something that's really good). ["Jet," Nov. 11, 1985]