spine-chilling

[ spahyn-chil-ing ]
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adjective
  1. very frightening or horrifying.

Origin of spine-chilling

1
First recorded in 1945–50; spine + chilling

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British Dictionary definitions for spine-chilling

spine-chilling

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

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