from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing great horror; terrifying.
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- adj. Causing great horror or terror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. causing sudden intense fear due to an apprehension of imminent bodily harm, to oneself or others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely alarming
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Now they began with what his mother described as a bloodcurdling scream, after which David would jump out of bed, knock over furniture, and run about as if trying to escape from something.
According to Global Ontario, witnesses recalled a bloodcurdling scream and saw a young woman flee from the home early yesterday.
Sleep terrors often begin with a "bloodcurdling" scream or shout, and cause behavior suggesting extreme terror, such as dilated pupils, rapid breathing, racing heart, sweating, and extreme agitation.
Germany, was called off after the "bloodcurdling" screams reported as a woman in distress were really the mating cries of a badger.
Astrid let out a bloodcurdling scream as she was dragged backward, away from me and toward the door.
At one point, it can manifest bloodcurdling creatures to chase and taunt the boys, and then it seems to abandon all that to hide in a closet and snigger, then creep into the dreams of the boys and torture them psychologically ad nauseam.
Contrary to the bloodcurdling claims made in public about the crimes of WikiLeaks, senior state department officials appeared to have concluded by mid-January that the WikiLeaks controversy had caused little real and lasting damage to American diplomacy.
I grabbed it and dashed across the room just as Zane gave a bloodcurdling scream and I heard the rip of feathers.
Heres what one expert says: Boys arent big fans of novels filled with sensitive, angst-filled, touchy-feely characters and flowery descriptions of scenery; they want stuff to happen, and if there are explosions, hand-to-hand combat, and bloodcurdling screams, thats even better.
This bloodcurdling speech by longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, which I listened to live on Al Jazeera on March 17th, proved to be one of the classic political backfires.