verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of chill
Synonyms for chill
Examples from the Web for chillingly
Contemporary Examples of 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
August 12, 2014
The white supremacist gang has a chillingly efficient structure.How the Aryan Brotherhood Kills: From the Gang Signs to the Sanctioned Hits
April 2, 2013
Or once in a while the rodent will spread infection by biting causing a disease called, chillingly enough, rat bite fever.Yosemite Hanta Virus: Nature Strikes Back
September 3, 2012
Chillingly, Anthony also wrote to inmate Robyn Adams about wanting more children either by pregnancy or adoption.Casey’s Angry New World
July 16, 2011
Bin Laden suggested striking smaller cities, trains as well as planes, and, most chillingly, emphasized high body counts.The Post-Osama World: Latest Updates, Day 11
The Daily Beast
May 11, 2011
Historical Examples of chillingly
“It would be better for you to wait a little longer,” the girl said chillingly.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter
Imagine this man, and then do not be astonished when I tell you he is a Chillingly.
He had not been quite so ingenuous in his revelation to Chillingly as he may have seemed.
The Chillingly race culminates in him, and becomes Chillinglyest.
Do you know much of this part of the country, Mr. Chillingly?
- 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]