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Noun: thrill  thril
  1. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    "they got a great thrill out of it";
    - bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, kick
  2. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    "a thrill of surprise shot through him";
    - frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, tingle
  3. Something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
    "the thrills of space travel"
Verb: thrill  thril
  1. Cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
    "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
  2. Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
    "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine";
    - tickle, vibrate
  3. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    - shudder, shiver, throb
  4. Fill with sublime emotion
    "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies";
    - exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, exalt, beatify

Derived forms: thrills, thrilled, thrilling

Type of: elate, excitation, excite, excitement, exhilaration, fear, fearfulness, fright, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, tremble, uplift

Encyclopedia: Thrill