Fright - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fraɪt|  American pronunciation of the word fright
Brit.  |frʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word fright

noun

- an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) (syn: fear)
- cause fear in (syn: affright, frighten, scare)
The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
Ghosts could never affright her

Examples

Her eyes were wide with fright.

...people in our neighborhood think that that orange and green office building is a hideous fright...

...a ghastly sight that would fright even the most stouthearted soul...

You gave me such a fright creeping up on me like that!

I got an awful fright when I realised how much money I owed.

He was shaking with fright.

Several of the children cried out in fright.

The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me

Ghosts could never affright her

She grew pale with fright.

She almost swooned from fright.

We are quit for the fright to be infected.

The bird took fright and flew away.

She had promised to marry him, but took fright at the last moment.

...atremble with fright at the sound of the booming howitzers...

Word forms

noun
singular: fright
plural: frights
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