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thrilling

[thril-ing] /ˈθrɪl ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement.
2.
producing a tremor, as by chilling.
3.
vibrating; trembling; quivering.
Origin of thrilling
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; thrill + -ing2
Related forms
thrillingly, adverb
unthrilling, adjective
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  • The sounds were those of females, and were thrillingly soft and wailing.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • This event has been thrillingly described by Thomas Starr King.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • His tone was thrillingly gentle as he asked: "Was a woman with you?"

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
  • What were the "orders," military and naval, which had been described so thrillingly?

  • The wonderful view from this point is most thrillingly described by Muir.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • It is the most condensed and thrillingly interesting book ever written.

    Rose Clark Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for thrillingly

thrilling

/ˈθrɪlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
very exciting or stimulating
2.
vibrating or trembling
Derived Forms
thrillingly, adverb
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