thrill

[ thril ]
/ θrɪl /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. thrift shop,
  2. thriftless,
  3. thriftlessly,
  4. thriftshop,
  5. thrifty,
  6. thrill to pieces,
  7. thrill-seeker,
  8. thrilled,
  9. thriller,
  10. thrilling

Origin of thrill

1250–1300; Middle English thrillen orig., to penetrate, metathetic variant of thirlen to thirl

Related formssub·thrill, nounun·thrilled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for thrilled

thrill

/ (θrɪl) /

noun

a sudden sensation of excitement and pleasureseeing his book for sale gave him a thrill
a situation producing such a sensationit 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

verb

to feel or cause to feel a thrill
to tremble or cause to tremble; vibrate or quiver

Word Origin for thrill

Old English thӯrlian to pierce, from thyrel hole; see nostril, through

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Word Origin and History for thrilled
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Medicine definitions for thrilled

thrill

[ thrĭl ]

n.

The vibration accompanying a cardiac or vascular murmur, detectible on palpation.

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