tech·​no-thrill·​er ˈtek-nō-ˌthri-lər How to pronounce techno-thriller (audio)
: a thriller whose plot relies on modern technology

Examples of techno-thriller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The espionage techno-thriller hails from Universal Content Productions. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 With its corporate machinations, creepy secrets, and low-ranking Everywoman protagonist, the novel seems, at first, like a standard-issue techno-thriller. Peter C. Baker, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2023 Related Stories The first production by high-rolling star Tom Cruise and his partner and former agent Paula Wagner, Brian De Palma’s dour and only fitfully entertaining techno-thriller teases one with some of the original show’s team espionage spirit, but overall takes itself too seriously. David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 July 2023 This new research attracted the interest of techno-thriller writer Michael Crichton, who started work on the novel that would become Jurassic Park. Asher Elbein, Vulture, 11 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of techno-thriller was in 1978

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“Techno-thriller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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