Definition of blood-curdling in English:



  • Causing or expressing terror or horror.

    ‘a blood-curdling scream’
    • ‘Next we were stopped in our tracks by a blood-curdling scream.’
    • ‘He let go of her with a blood-curdling scream and backed away.’
    • ‘I let out a blood-curdling scream as the bike swung round and smashed into the low wall in front of number fifteen.’
    • ‘Suddenly the atmosphere is shattered by blood-curdling screams.’
    • ‘I swear I must have woken up the entire neighborhood with my inhuman, blood-curdling scream.’
    • ‘I don't think she screamed, but a few minutes after that there was just a blood-curdling scream from someone and it put the hair on the back of my neck straight up.’
    • ‘Then there was another thump at the gates, this time followed by a blood-curdling scream of terror and agony.’
    • ‘He began to scream, blood-curdling screams of anguish from the top of his lungs, and Jesse was at a complete loss as of what to do.’
    • ‘He answered with a blood-curdling scream that could be heard across two blocks.’
    • ‘A blood-curdling scream pierced the air from behind us.’
    • ‘A blood-curdling scream cut through the silence.’
    • ‘She let out a blood-curdling cry, finally submitting to the pain.’
    • ‘A horrible blood-curdling scream from somewhere to the left froze everyone, and they all looked towards the sound.’
    • ‘Dialogue is clear; there's some decent base evident; and the screams are effectively blood-curdling.’
    • ‘During a moment of silence, from several rows behind came the blood-curdling screams, those of a woman.’
    • ‘I half-yelled, half-cried in a blood-curdling scream as the car pulled away and I broke down crying.’
    • ‘With a blood-curdling scream she fell downwards.’
    • ‘He heard blood-curdling screams, sounds of unspeakable horrors.’
    • ‘I released the most blood-curdling scream I was capable of.’
    • ‘Then a blood-curdling scream filled the gray, terrifying sky.’
    terrifying, frightening, spine-chilling, hair-raising, chilling, horrifying, petrifying, alarming, shocking, scaring
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