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adjective chilling pronunciation in American English /ˈtʃɪlɪŋ/
  1. 1
    making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried

    The chilling truth is that the killers are still out there.

  2. 2
    American making something become less open, friendly, or easy than it was before

    The proposed law would have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

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