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English definition of “horror”

horror

noun
 
 
/ˈhɒrər/
B2 [C, U] a strong feeling of shock or fear, or something that makes you feel shocked or afraid: She watched in horror as the car skidded across the road.Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
a horror film/movie/story B1 a film or story that entertains people by shocking or frightening themAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarisingTypes of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of horror from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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