Thrill - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |θrɪl|  American pronunciation of the word thrill
Brit.  |θrɪl|  British pronunciation of the word thrill

noun

- the swift release of a store of affective force (syn: bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush)
- an almost pleasurable sensation of fright (syn: chill, quiver, shiver, shudder, tingle)
- something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
the thrills of space travel

verb

- cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow
- feel sudden intense sensation or emotion (syn: tickle, vibrate)
he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine
- tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement (syn: shiver, shudder, throb)
- fill with sublime emotion (syn: beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate)
The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies

Extra examples

Circus performers still thrill audiences today.

I was thrilled by their decision.

They were thrilled with the gift.

She was thrilled to receive an invitation.

We were thrilled that he would give a concert in our town.

Winning first place must have been quite a thrill.

Even though I've been acting for years, I still get a thrill out of going on stage.

It gave Pat a thrill to finally see the group perform live.

She felt a thrill of pride as her son stepped forward.

His music continues to thrill audiences.

Generations of European children have thrilled to the novels of J. F. Cooper.

The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow

The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies

They had never experienced the thrill of victory.

...got a thrill out of transpiercing butterflies with hat pins...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: thrill
he/she/it: thrills
present participle: thrilling
past tense: thrilled
past participle: thrilled
noun
singular: thrill
plural: thrills
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