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thrill

Noun

1 the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, kick]
2 an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him" [syn: frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, tingle]
3 something that thrills; "the thrills of space travel"

Verb

1 cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
2 feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine" [syn: tickle, vibrate]
3 tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement [syn: shudder, shiver, throb]
4 fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, inebriate, exalt, beatify]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /θɹɪl/, /TrIl/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪl

Etymology

þyrlian.

Verb

  1. to suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to electrify
  2. to cause something to tremble or quiver
  3. to feel a sudden excitement
  4. to tremble or quiver

Translations

to suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to electrify
to cause something to tremble or quiver
to feel a sudden excitement
to tremble or quiver

Noun

  1. a trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion
  2. a cause of sudden excitement; a kick
  3. a slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur

Translations

a trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion
a cause of sudden excitement; a kick
a slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur

Extensive Definition

Thrill or Thrills may refer to:
Music

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, anguish, animate, arouse, bang, becharm, bewitch, bite, blanch, blench, boot, boring pain, buzz, captivate, carry away, charge, charley horse, charm, cramp, cramps, crick, darting pain, delectate, delight, electrify, enchant, enliven, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, enthuse, entrance, excite, excitement, fascinate, feel pain, feel the pangs, fidget, flip out, flush, flutter, freak out, freak out on, frisson, fulgurant pain, galvanize, get high on, girdle pain, give a thrill, glow, gnawing, go pitapat, grimace, griping, have a misery, have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave, hitch, hurt, imparadise, impassion, inspire, intoxicate, itch, jerk, jollies, jumping pain, kick, kink, knock dead, knock out, lancinating pain, lift, move, nip, palpitate, pang, pant, paresthesia, paroxysm, pinch, pins and needles, pound, prick, prickle, prickles, prickling, pulsation, quake, quaver, quicken, quiver, quivering, rally, ravish, rouse, rush, rush of emotion, scratch, seizure, send, sensation, shake, sharp pain, shiver, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, shrink, shudder, shuddering, slay, smart, spasm, squirm, stab, stabbing pain, stimulate, stimulation, sting, stinging, stir, stitch, strike, suffer, surge of emotion, swell, swell with emotion, thrill to, throb, throbbing, throes, tickle, tickle pink, tingle, tingle with excitement, tingling, titillate, titillation, tormen, toss, toss and turn, touch, transport, tremble, trembling, tremor, tremor of excitement, tumble, turn on to, tweak, twinge, twist and turn, twitch, twitter, urtication, vibration, wallop, wiggle, wince, wow, wrench, wriggle, writhe
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