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noun American English pronunciation: chill /tʃɪl/ 
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singularchill
pluralchills
  1. 1
    [singular] a feeling of being cold

    Put it in the oven for a few moments just to take the chill off it.

    There's a noticeable chill in the air today.

  2. 2
    [countable] a minor illness like a cold
    catch a chill:

    I caught a chill and stayed inside for several days.

    1. a.
      [usually plural] a feeling of being very cold that is sometimes a sign of an illness

      Symptoms of pneumonia include high fever, chills, and muscle pain.

  3. 3
    [countable] a feeling of fear

    The population experienced a chill at the threat of an invasion.

    send a chill down someone's spine:

    An unearthly cry rang out that sent a chill down her spine.

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