thriller

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

thril·ler

noun \ˈthri-lər\

: a novel, movie, etc., that is very exciting : a story full of exciting action, mystery, adventure, or suspense

Full Definition of THRILLER

:  one that thrills; especially :  a work of fiction or drama designed to hold the interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, adventure, or suspense

Examples of THRILLER

  1. His latest novel is a political thriller.
  2. <those televison awards are hardly thrillers since the same people win year after year>

First Known Use of THRILLER

1889

Related to THRILLER

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: thrillful
Previous Word in the Dictionary: thrill
All Words Near: thriller

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up thriller? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).