Nearby words

  1. chilipepper,
  2. chilis rellenos,
  3. chilitis,
  4. chilkat,
  5. chilkoot pass,
  6. chill bumps,
  7. chill factor,
  8. chill out,
  9. chill pill,
  10. chillax


    take a chill pill, Slang. See chill pill(def 2).

Origin of chill

before 900; Middle English chile, Old English ci(e)le, cele coolness; akin to gelid, cool, cold

Related forms

Synonym study

9. See cold. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chillingly

British Dictionary definitions for chillingly


/ (tʃɪl) /



another word for chilly


See also chill out

Derived Formschilling, adjectivechillingly, adverbchillness, noun

Word Origin for chill

Old English ciele; related to calan to cool, Latin gelidus icy

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Word Origin and History for chillingly
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Medicine definitions for chillingly


[ chĭl ]


A feeling of cold, with shivering and pallor, sometimes accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body.

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