Horripilation

Word HORRIPILATION
Character 13
Hyphenation hor rip i la tion
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Horripilation"

What do we mean by horripilation?

The bristling of the body hair, as from fear or cold; goose bumps. noun

A contraction of the cutaneous muscles, producing the erection of the hairs and the condition known as cutis anserina or goose-flesh. noun

A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc. noun

A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc. noun

Reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation noun

A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

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The word "horripilation" in example sentences

[FN#1] This "horripilation," for which we have the poetical term ❋ Anonymous (1855)

What a glorious, delicious, chocolate-rich meaningful word is horripilation! ❋ Glenda Larke (2008)

When Jamrkan heard these words, the ears of his heart were opened; his skin shuddered with horripilation and he said, O my lord, what shall I say that ❋ Unknown (2006)

And the haunting melody of Lara's theme, Maurice Jarre's ‎ superb composition that runs like a unifying thread through every scene, inspires ‎ horripilation even as we recall the notes! ‎ ❋ Unknown (2007)

Whether EL ORFANATO will live up to my admittedly high expectations and do the sack-face spook subgenre proud remains to be seen... but it's got all the indications of having ballistic horripilation power. ❋ Arbogast (2007)

My cow-orker Jason Schultz reports on a breaking new DMCA horripilation: a court has ordered a company to stop fixing tape-drives because in so doing, it makes unauthorized access of a copyrighted "Maintenance Code." ❋ Unknown (2004)

Barbarians in turn, and pressed their thumbs; then he rubbed it on his garment, for their viscous skin gave a rude, soft impression to the touch, a greasy tingling which induced horripilation. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Gord felt the hair on the back of his neck rise In horripilation at the nearness of the ray. ❋ Gygax, Gary (1987)

The whole company were in a state of horripilation. ❋ John Roussel (N/A)

And the monarch, on beholding that damsel, became surprised, and his raptures produced instant horripilation. ❋ Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli (N/A)

Sambhrama here means, probably, joy, or that gratification which shows itself in horripilation. ❋ Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli (N/A)

The horripilation of the skin, the twitching nostrils, the feeling for the knife in the armpit .... ❋ Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne (1908)

When the shepherd saw that woman seated before him, his flesh shuddered at her with horripilation [FN#146] and he said to her, 'O thou woman, what was it invited thee to this my retreat? ❋ Anonymous (1855)

When Jamrkan heard these words, the ears of his heart were opened; his skin shuddered with horripilation and he said, ❋ Anonymous (1855)

Spelling bee winner survives horripilation-inducing contest ❋ Unknown (2010)

Word For The Day, Thursday, November 13, 2008 - horripilation dictionaries ad nauseum, internet ❋ Internet Dictionaries Ad Nauseum (2008)

There are a few things capable of sending an icy horripilation through even the bravest man. ❋ Internet Dictionaries Ad Nauseum (2008)

This is not to say that the horripilation Iran's nuclear programme inspires is unjustified; nor is it to claim that no other state would seek to develop or maintain nuclear weapons if the official nuclear powers gave theirs up. ❋ Internet Dictionaries Ad Nauseum (2008)

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