Definitions for thrillθrɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to affect with a sudden wave of excitement, as to produce a tingling sensation through the body:
I was thrilled by the good news.
(v.i.)to experience a wave of emotion or excitement:
to thrill at the thought of home.
to vibrate or throb.
(n.)a sudden wave of keen emotion or excitement.
something that produces such a sensation.
a thrilling experience.
an abnormal tremor within the body, as in the throat or heart.
Origin of thrill:
1250–1300; ME: orig., to penetrate, metathetic var. of thirlen to thirl
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(noun)
the swift release of a store of affective force
"they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle(noun)
an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
"a frisson of surprise shot through him"
something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
"the thrills of space travel"
cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
"The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
thrill, tickle, vibrate(verb)
feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
shudder, shiver, throb, thrill(verb)
tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify(verb)
fill with sublime emotion
"The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling of great excitement and happiness
the thrill of success; It was a huge thrill to meet him.
to make sb feel great excitement and happiness
The idea of traveling thrilled me.
a trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion
a cause of sudden excitement; a kick
a slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur
To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.
To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
Origin: From þyrlian.
a warbling; a trill
a breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird
to perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill
hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate
to hurl; to throw; to cast
to pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame
to feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body
a drill. See 3d Drill, 1
a sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy
Translations for thrill
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an excited feeling
a thrill of pleasure/expectation.
- هَزَّةٌ من الفَرَحArabic
- entusiasmoPortuguese (BR)
- die ErregungGerman
- ρίγος, ανατριχίλαGreek
- emoción; sensaciónSpanish
- شور و شعفFarsi
- émotion, frissonFrench
- uzbuđenje, jezaCroatian
- getaran hatiIndonesian
- brivido, fremitoItalian
- susijaudinimas, jaudulysLithuanian
- satraukums; saviļņojumsLatvian
- perasaan terujaMalay
- gevoel van opwindingDutch
- spenning, kiling i magenNorwegian
- fior, emoţieRomanian
- восторг; трепетRussian
- spänning, rysningSwedish
- heyecan, sevinç fırtınasıTurkish
- 一陣激動Chinese (Trad.)
- збудження, глибоке хвилюванняUkrainian
- جوش، جھرجھريUrdu
- cảm giác hồi hộpVietnamese
- 一阵激动Chinese (Simp.)
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