Simple Definition of thrill
: to cause (someone) to feel very excited or happy
: to feel very excited or happy about something
Full Definition of thrill
1a : to cause to experience a sudden sharp feeling of excitement <the news thrilled him>b : to cause to have a shivering or tingling sensation
2 : to cause to vibrate or tremble perceptibly
1 : to move or pass so as to cause a sudden wave of emotion
Examples of thrill
Circus performers still thrill audiences today.
I was thrilled by their decision.
Origin of thrill
Middle English thirlen, thrillen to pierce, from Old English thyrlian, from thyrel hole, from thurh through — more at through
First Known Use: 1592
Medical Definition of thrill
: an abnormal fine tremor or vibration in the respiratory or circulatory systems felt on palpation <a continuous systolic and diastolic murmur, frequently associated with a thrill—R. L. Cecil & R. F. Loeb>
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