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thrilling

[ thril-ing ]
/ ˈθrɪl ɪŋ /
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adjective
producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement.
producing a tremor, as by chilling.
vibrating; trembling; quivering.
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Origin of thrilling

First recorded in 1520–30; thrill + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM thrilling

thrill·ing·ly, adverbun·thrill·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrilling

thrilling
/ (ˈθrɪlɪŋ) /

adjective
very exciting or stimulating
vibrating or trembling

Derived forms of thrilling

thrillingly, adverb
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