Thrill meaning

thrĭl
To thrill is defined as to cause excitement.

An example of to thrill is for grandchildren to pay their grandmother a surprise visit.

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The definition of a thrill is a sudden feeling of excitement or a cause of such feelings.

An example of a thrill is the visiting with a long lost friend.

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To cause to quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
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To feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight.
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To cause to feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight; excite greatly.

Was thrilled to learn that she had won the contest.

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(medicine) A slight palpable vibration associated with a cardiac murmur and certain other cardiac or respiratory conditions.
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(ergative) To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.
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A quivering or trembling caused by sudden excitement or emotion.
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The quality of thrilling, or the ability to thrill.

The thrill of the chase.

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(ergative) To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
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A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.
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(medicine) A slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur.
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A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
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To quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
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(medicine) A slight palpable vibration associated with a cardiac murmur and certain other cardiac or respiratory conditions.
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To cause sharply exhilarating excitement in; make shiver or tingle with excitement.
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To produce vibrations or quivering in; cause to tremble.
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To feel emotional excitement; shiver or tingle with excitement.
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To tremble; vibrate; quiver.
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A thrilling or being thrilled; tremor of excitement.
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Something that causes emotional excitement.
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To cause to quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
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A quivering or trembling caused by sudden excitement or emotion.
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A cause of sudden excitement; a kick.
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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