What does thriller mean?

Definitions for thriller
ˈθrɪl ərthriller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thriller(noun)

    a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie

Wiktionary

  1. thriller(Noun)

    Something that thrills.

  2. thriller(Noun)

    A suspenseful, sensational genre of story, book, play or film.

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  1. Thriller

    Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television programming that uses suspense, tension and excitement as the main elements. Thrillers heavily stimulate the viewer's moods giving them a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, surprise, anxiety and/or terror. Thriller films tend to be adrenaline-rushing, gritty, rousing and fast-paced. A thriller provides the sudden rush of emotions, excitement, and exhilaration that drive the narrative, sometimes subtly with peaks and lulls, sometimes at a constant, breakneck pace thrills. It keeps the audience cliff-hanging at the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax. Literary devices such as red herrings, plot twists and cliffhangers are used extensively. A thriller is usually a villain-driven plot, whereby he or she presents obstacles that the protagonist must overcome. Common subgenres are psychological thrillers, crime thrillers and mystery thrillers. Another common subgenre of thriller is the spy genre which deals with fictional espionage. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock. The horror and action genres often overlap with the thriller genre. Thrillers tend to be psychological, threatening, mysterious and at times involve larger-scale villainy such as espionage, terrorism and conspiracy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thriller in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thriller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of thriller in a Sentence

  1. Asghar Farhadi:

    It is, of course, a thriller.

  2. Josh Greenstein:

    We wanted to sell it as a sexy, taut thriller, the Visit.

  3. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Then it would be back to the thriller we saw before Feb. 20.

  4. Franck Finance-Madureira:

    We've got a thriller, a love story, a teen portrait, but the LGBT content is not central, it's one of the elements.

  5. Leslie Mann:

    It's going to be really great, I think we're going to make a really awesome film, it has some thriller aspects ... it's pretty awesome.

Images & Illustrations of thriller

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