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 in a sentence
His latest novel is a political thriller.
<those televison awards are hardly thrillers since the same people win year after year>
First Known Use of thriller
THRILLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thriller for English Language Learners
: a novel, movie, etc., that is very exciting : a story full of exciting action, mystery, adventure, or suspense
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