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Meaning & Definition of Thrill in English

English

Thrill

/θrɪl/

noun

1. The swift release of a store of affective force

  • "They got a great bang out of it"
  • "What a boot!"
  • "He got a quick rush from injecting heroin"
  • "He does it for kicks"
    synonym:
  • bang
  • ,
  • boot
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • flush
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • kick

2. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright

  • "A frisson of surprise shot through him"
    synonym:
  • frisson
  • ,
  • shiver
  • ,
  • chill
  • ,
  • quiver
  • ,
  • shudder
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • tingle

3. Something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation

  • "The thrills of space travel"
    synonym:
  • thrill

verb

1. Cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input

  • "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
    synonym:
  • thrill

2. Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

  • "He was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
    synonym:
  • thrill
  • ,
  • tickle
  • ,
  • vibrate

3. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

    synonym:
  • shudder
  • ,
  • shiver
  • ,
  • throb
  • ,
  • thrill

4. Fill with sublime emotion

  • "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"
  • "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
    synonym:
  • exhilarate
  • ,
  • tickle pink
  • ,
  • inebriate
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • exalt
  • ,
  • beatify