to affect with a sudden wave of keen emotion or excitement, as to produce a tremor or tingling sensation through the body.
to utter or send forth tremulously, as a melody.
to affect one with a wave of emotion or excitement.
to be stirred by a tremor or tingling sensation of emotion or excitement: He thrilled at the thought of home.
a sudden wave of keen emotion or excitement, sometimes manifested as a tremor or tingling sensation passing through the body.
something that produces or is capable of producing such a sensation: a story full of thrills.
a thrilling experience: It was a thrill to see Paris again.
a vibration or quivering.
Pathology. an abnormal tremor or vibration, as in the respiratory or vascular system.
- sub·thrill, noun
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How to use thrill in a sentence
For better or worse, this thrill doesn’t translate well on a video call, so if you were counting on your audience’s immediate feedback, you’re pretty much on your own.These public speaking techniques can help you look smart on video calls | Sandra Gutierrez G. | October 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
This show is never high-concept nonstop thrills, but what makes it work is the flair and charm of the writing and the character insights it produces.
Remember, the great thrill of a honeymoon isn’t about where you go.
Performance researcher Richard Schechner coined the term in 1988 to describe how we seek thrills by subverting harmless fun.Playing bad can shape behavior, but not in the way you think | Erin Blakemore | September 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
It’s not only great value, but I absolutely love the thrill of the hunt.The CEO striving to make vintage, secondhand clothing as popular as fast fashion | Rachel King | September 6, 2020 | Fortune
For Paul, the thrill of breakfast with the Reverend, may be giving way to the taste of burnt toast.
Get a thrill, get off a lucky shot, take home a trophy, put it up in a secret chamber of our heart.
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 | THE 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.
He didn't understand her but the thrill of what was to come overwhelmed him, and in the next instant he held her in his arms.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Presently the Queen of Asturia was escorted to a seat, and the little thrill of excitement passed off.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
This is his great forte, and to hear him speak, sends a thrill through the whole system, and a tremor through the brain.
A thrill and a murmur had run round the brilliant assembly as the King of Asturia came in.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
This hour gives to the imaginative in every land a thrill, a yearning, and a pang of visual regeneration.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
British Dictionary definitions for thrill
a sudden sensation of excitement and pleasure: seeing his book for sale gave him a thrill
a situation producing such a sensation: it was a thrill to see Rome for the first time
a trembling sensation caused by fear or emotional shock
pathol an abnormal slight tremor associated with a heart or vascular murmur, felt on palpation
to feel or cause to feel a thrill
to tremble or cause to tremble; vibrate or quiver
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