thrill


thrill

verb \ˈthril\

: to cause (someone) to feel very excited or happy

: to feel very excited or happy about something

Full Definition of THRILL

transitive verb
1
a :  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
intransitive verb
1
:  to move or pass so as to cause a sudden wave of emotion
2
:  to become thrilled:
a :  to experience a sudden sharp excitement
b :  tingle, throb
3
thrill noun
thrill·ing·ly \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

thrill

noun \ˈthril\   (Medical Dictionary)

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>

Browse

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

Seen & Heard

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