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- IPA(key): /θɹɪl/
- Rhymes: -ɪl
- (ergative) To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.
- 1854, Matthew Arnold, Preface to Poems
- vivid and picturesque turns of expression […] which thrill the reader with a sudden delight
- (ergative) To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
- (obsolete) To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
- (obsolete) To hurl; to throw; to cast.
- 1632, Thomas Heywood, The Iron Age:
- I'd thrill my jauelin at the Grecian moysture
suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to electrify
feel a sudden excitement
cause something to tremble or quiver
tremble or quiver
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thrill (plural thrills)
- A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.
- 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
- She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
- A cause of sudden excitement; a kick.
- (medicine) A slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur.
- A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
Terms derived from thrill (noun)
trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion
cause of sudden excitement; a kick
slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur