verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- thrift shop,
- thrill to pieces,
Origin of thrill
Examples from the Web for thrilled
My parents were thrilled with my choice, even though I had never even paid the campus a visit during the application process.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Needless to say, Juxiao was thrilled to see them and gave each of them a lot of love and affection.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, I would be thrilled to read an interesting collection by a man.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You were thrilled to see this magnificent woman break out of this one horse town.
I was hunkered down in my seat in the Municipalidad del Cuzco and thrilled—my heart was beating so fast!
N—no, but I'm thrilled all the time with a sense of doing, living, being!Cinderella Jane|Marjorie Benton Cooke
But a little while ago he thrilled you, in company with his partners, the Lascalla Brothers, in a high trapeze act.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish|Vance Barnum
All that evening the old man listened to music that thrilled his inmost heart.
"You've no idea how thrilled I was, dear, by what you told me last night," she said.Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
From ship to ship, from man to man, from heart to heart, thrilled the electric message.The Drummer Boy|John Trowbridge
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.