[ haw-rip-uh-ley-shuh n, ho- ]
/ hɔˌrɪp əˈleɪ ʃən, hɒ- /
a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose bumps.
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Examples from the Web for horripilation
The boy who saved her, the boy with the jolly tongue in his head, humorous amid the “horripilation,” had addressed it as Dad.
But, suddenly, through all the horripilation there seemed to shine a light.
British Dictionary definitions for horripilation
/ (hɒˌrɪpɪˈleɪʃən) /
a technical name for goose flesh
the erection of any short bodily hairs
Word Origin for horripilation
C17: from Late Latin horripilātiō a bristling, from Latin horrēre to stand on end + pilus hair
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Medicine definitions for horripilation
[ hô-rĭp′ə-lā′shən, hŏ- ]
The bristling of body hair, as from cold; goose bumps.
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