Simple Definition of frisson
: a sudden strong feeling or emotion
Examples of frisson
<those two are still caught up in the giddy frisson of a new romance>
Origin of frisson
French, shiver, from Old French friçon, from Late Latin friction-, frictio, from Latin, literally, friction (taken in Late Latin as derivative of frigēre to be cold)
First Known Use: 1777
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