noun thril·ler \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>

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