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spine-chilling

[ spahyn-chil-ing ]
/ ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪl ɪŋ /
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adjective
very frightening or horrifying.
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Origin of spine-chilling

First recorded in 1945–50; spine + chilling
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British Dictionary definitions for spine-chilling

spine-chilling

adjective
(of a book, film, etc) arousing terror
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