To thrill is defined as to cause excitement.(verb)
An example of to thrill is for grandchildren to pay their grandmother a surprise visit.
The definition of a thrill is a sudden feeling of excitement or a cause of such feelings.(noun)
An example of a thrill is the visiting with a long lost friend.
See thrill in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME thrillen, by metathesis < thyrlen < OE thyr(e)lian, to pierce < thyrel, perforation, hole < base of thurh, through
Origin: new formation < the v.
See thrill in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb thrilled, thrill·ing, thrills verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English thrillen
Origin: , alteration of thirlen, to pierce
Origin: , from Old English thȳrlian
Origin: , from thȳrel, hole; see terə-2 in Indo-European roots.
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