Origin of frissonFr, literally , a shiver
The definition of frisson is a sudden shiver of excitement or fear.
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.
a brief sensation or feeling, as of excitement, fear, or pleasure, often accompanied by a shudder or shiver
A moment of intense excitement; a shudder: The story's ending arouses a frisson of terror.
Origin of frissonFrench from Old French fricons pl. of fricon a trembling from Vulgar Latin frīctiō *frīctiōn- from Latin frīgēre to be cold