causing a sensation of fear or excitement

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Related Words for spine-tingling

exciting, thrilling, electrifying, suspenseful

Examples from the Web for spine-tingling

Contemporary Examples of spine-tingling

  • When the cast members were joined on stage by their real-life inspirations, it was a spine-tingling moment.

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    Women in the World: Day One

    Olivia Cole

    March 13, 2010

Historical Examples of spine-tingling

  • With a spine-tingling brief blaze of high-frequency sound, Hoskins' oxygen-bottle hit the steel deck.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn

  • A spine-tingling tale of a group of tormented men and women forced to live in a house saturated with evil.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman