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thrill

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verb \ˈthril\

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to cause to vibrate or tremble perceptibly

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to move or pass so as to cause a sudden wave of emotion

  6. 2 :  to become thrilled:a :  to experience a sudden sharp excitementb :  tingle, throb

  7. 3 :  tremble, vibrate

thrill noun
thrill·ing·ly play \ˈthri-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of thrill

  1. Circus performers still thrill audiences today.

  2. 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 Dictionary

thrill

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noun \ˈthril\

Medical Definition of thrill

  1. :  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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