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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. 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.

  2. Steve McQueen:

    Watching the UK TV version of Lynda La Plante's original thriller as a teenager in the 80s had a major impact on me and so it feels very special to be sharing this film with a UK audience.

  3. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Jim Orr:

    Hes done it with different kinds of films. Breaking In was a thriller, Girls Trip was an R-rated comedy. Little is kind of an all-ages film, PG-13 rated, hes a brand. And he has a great idea of what is going to be successful at the box office.

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