What does the word fright mean?

Usage examples for fright

  1. I am so sorry you have had this fright! – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. He wondered what had gone wrong, but he had recovered from his fright by this time. – Flight From Tomorrow by Henry Beam Piper
  3. She had had a real fright but had fallen back to earth. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  4. Presently she went in and bent over Marylyn, touching her gently, and speaking low to save her a fright. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  5. He was pale with fright. – Autumn by Robert Nathan

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