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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (frightening)
a. terrifying
¿Has leído "La leyenda de Sleepy Hollow"? - Sí, es una historia espeluznante.Have you read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"? - Yes, it's a terrifying story.
Anoche tuve una pesadilla espeluznante y no me pude volver a dormir.I had a terrifying nightmare last night and I couldn't get back to sleep.
b. hair-raising
Yo estaba ahí cuando llegó el tornado. Fue una experiencia espeluznante.I was there when the tornado came through. It was a hair-raising experience.
c. horrifying
¿Te enteraste del crimen espeluznante que ocurrió en el centro?Have you heard about the horrifying crime that took place downtown?
d. horrific
Ver a mi hija desmayada en el piso fue una imagen espeluznante.Seeing my daughter passed out on the floor was a horrific image.
e. blood-curdling
Nos sentamos alrededor de la fogata y oímos un grito espeluznante que venía del bosque.We sat around the bonfire and heard a blood-curdling scream coming from the woods.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. hair-raising, lurid
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hair-raising; horrifying
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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