The definition of frisson is a sudden shiver of excitement or fear.(noun)
When you are at a party and your crush walks into the room and starts towards you to talk to you, the shiver of excitement and nerves you feel is an example of frisson.
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noun pl. fris·sons (-sōɴzˈ, -sōɴˈ)
Origin: , from Old French fricons
Origin: , pl. of fricon, a trembling
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *frīctiō, *frīctiōn-
Origin: , from Latin frīgēre, to be cold.
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