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frisson (plural frissons)
- A sudden surge of excitement.
- I felt a frisson just as they were about to announce the winner in my category.
- A shiver, a thrill.
- Whenever the villain's theme played in the movie I felt a sudden frisson down my back.
frisson m (plural frissons)
- A shiver or thrill of fright that can be strangely pleasurable, as when reading good horror fiction.
- An experience of intense excitement.