verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- thrift shop,
- thrill to pieces,
Origin of thrill
Examples from the Web for thrill
For Paul, the thrill of breakfast with the Reverend, may be giving way to the taste of burnt toast.
A wonderful accomplishment by Kevin and his team and a thrill for Les and Leslie Parrott.How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List|Warren Throckmorton|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of us in that category can remember the thrill of seeing our words appear in public for the first time.
It surely however gives a certain type of feller a thrill, dark and shameful though it may be.
After almost 20 years, it was a thrill to have a book in print.Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour|Bill Morris|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The words were spoken in a woman's voice,—a voice that sent a thrill to Paul's heart.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
Discomforts were quickly forgotten in the thrill of nearing battle grounds.New Zealanders at Gallipoli|Major Fred Waite
A thrill shot through her heart as she did so, and a flush suffused her cheeks.The Long Patrol|H. A. Cody
And Andrew felt the thrill of the successful Squire of Dames.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
The words were such as might thrill any lover's heart with joy and gratitude.The Spanish Brothers|Deborah Alcock
Word Origin for thrill
c.1300, "to pierce, penetrate," metathesis of Old English þyrlian, from þyrel "hole" (in Middle English, also "nostril"), from þurh "through" (cf. Middle High German dürchel "pierced, perforated;" see through) + -el. Meaning "give a shivering, exciting feeling" is first recorded 1590s, via metaphoric notion of "pierce with emotion." Related: Thrilled; thrilling.
"a shivering, exciting feeling," 1670s, from thrill (v.). Meaning "a thrilling experience" is attested from 1936.