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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How to say thriller in sign language?

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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. Josh Greenstein:

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

  2. Billy Ray:

    He was telling this very lyrical love story and I think we were making much more of a thriller, we were making this very intense movie about the cost of obsession and that it expresses itself in a very different way in what Juan Campanella expressed it.

  3. Cam Newton:

    It shouldn't have been a thriller, I can tell you that, it was great to be in a game like this. It was kind of like our first dose of what playoff football is going to be about. We've got to create that killer instinct. We have to be better, and we will be better.

  4. Kit Harington:

    I think 'Spooks' always wanted to be a film. It wanted to have the big explosion. It wanted to have the sweeping shot of London. It wanted to have bigger action scenes, so, what's similar is that it's still a gritty, spy thriller based in London and still in a very real world. What's different is that it's bigger on scope. We got to do things in this that they couldn't do in the TV show.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of thriller

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