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
Recent Examples of thriller from the Web
Nova reached states for the first time since its last title in 2005 after a 12-inning thriller over St. Thomas Aquinas.
On June 1, 1956, Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much, featuring James Stewart and Doris Day, hit theaters stateside.
The Penguins had all of three days to get ready for the final following a draining slog through the Eastern Conference that included a pair of Game 7 victories, the second a double-overtime thriller against Ottawa last Thursday.
The Penguins had all of three days to get ready for the Final following a draining slog through the Eastern Conference that included a pair of Game 7 victories, the second a double-overtime thriller against Ottawa on Thursday.
Hailed as Coppola's most feminist work yet, the remade thriller told from a more female point of view stars Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst, with Colin Farrell playing the wounded soldier.
Created by Lisa Rubin and with select episodes directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the psychological thriller is Watts’ first regular series role in two decades.
The Prokofiev, which seems custom-made for competition purposes, was an exceptional thriller.
The movie most well-known for its orgy scenes is probably Eyes Wide Shut, the erotic thriller by Stanley Kubrick.
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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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