May 03, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
horror /ˈhorɚ/ noun
horror
/ˈhorɚ/
noun

plural horrors

The woman has a look of horror on her face.
The woman has a look of horror on her face.
Learner's definition of HORROR

1 [noncount] : a very strong feeling of fear, dread, and shock

  • There was a look of horror on her face.

  • He saw to his horror that he couldn't escape. [=he was horrified to see that he couldn't escape]

  • The crowd watched in horror as the fire spread.

2 [noncount] : the quality of something that causes feelings of fear, dread, and shock : the horrible or shocking quality or character of something

  • His friends were shocked by the horror of his death.

  • the horror of war

3 : something that causes feelings of fear, dread, and shock : something that is shocking and horrible

[count]

  • His crimes were unspeakable horrors.

  • His memoirs recount the horrors of the war.

[noncount]

  • tales of horror

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