Thrill Definition

thrĭl
thrilled, thrills
verb
thrilled, thrills
To cause sharply exhilarating excitement in; make shiver or tingle with excitement.
Webster's New World
To feel emotional excitement; shiver or tingle with excitement.
Webster's New World
To produce vibrations or quivering in; cause to tremble.
Webster's New World
To tremble; vibrate; quiver.
Webster's New World
noun
thrills
A thrilling or being thrilled; tremor of excitement.
Webster's New World
The quality of thrilling, or the ability to thrill.
The thrill of the chase.
Webster's New World
Something that causes emotional excitement.
Webster's New World
A quivering or trembling caused by sudden excitement or emotion.
American Heritage Medicine
A vibration; tremor; quiver.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Thrill

Noun

Singular:
thrill
Plural:
thrills

Origin of Thrill

  • Middle English thrillen alteration of thirlen to pierce from Old English thȳrlian from thȳrel hole terə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English þyrlian.

    From Wiktionary

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