horreur

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French horror, borrowed from Latin horror, from the verb horreo (I shiver). The feminine gender's origin is unclear.

PronunciationEdit

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁœʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -œʁ

NounEdit

horreur f (plural horreurs)

  1. horror (emotion)
    Synonym: terreur
    Quelle horreur ! - How horrible!
  2. horror (something horrible)
  3. eyesore
    Ce bâtiment est une véritable horreur
  4. horror (genre)
    Un film d'horreur. - A horror film.

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