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terror

Definition of terror

Etymology

    From Old French terreur ("terror, fear, dread") < Latin accusative terrorem ("fright, fear, terror") < terrere ("to frighten, terrify") < Proto-Indo-European *tre- ("to shake"), Proto-Indo-European *tres- ("to tremble").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtɛɹə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"tEr\@(r\)/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɛrə(r)
  • Hyphenation: ter‧ror

Noun

terror (plural terrors)

  1. Extreme or intense fear.
  2. Something that causes such fear.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • terrible
  • terrific
  • terrify

References:

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