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Meaning of THRILL

Pronunciation:  thril

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that thrills; "the thrills of space travel"
  2. [n]  an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
  3. [n]  the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for kicks"
  4. [v]  feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
  5. [v]  fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
  6. [v]  tremble convulsively
  7. [v]  cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"

THRILL is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bang, beatify, boot, charge, chill, exalt, exhilarate, flush, frisson, inebriate, kick, quiver, rush, shiver, shiver, shudder, shudder, throb, tickle, tingle, vibrate
 See Also: elate, excitation, excite, excite, excitement, excitement, exhilaration, fear, fearfulness, fright, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, shake, shake up, stimulate, stimulate, stir, stir, tremble, uplift



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thrill\ (thr[i^]l), n. [See {Trill}.]
    A warbling; a trill.
  2. \Thrill\, n. [AS. [thorn]yrel an aperture. See {Thrill},
    v. t.]
    A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
  3. \Thrill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Thrilling}.] [OE. thrillen, [thorn]irlen, [thorn]urlen, to
    pierce; all probably fr. AS. [thorn]yrlian, [thorn]yrelian,
    Fr. [thorn]yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. [thorn]urh
    through; probably akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore.
    [root]53. See {Through}, and cf. {Drill} to bore, {Nostril},
    {Trill} to trickle.]
    1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to
       transfix; to drill. [Obs.]
             He pierced through his chafed chest With thrilling
             point of deadly iron brand.           --Spenser.
    2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or
       pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling,
       or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
             To bathe in flery floods, or to reside In thrilling
             region of thick-ribbed ice.           --Shak.
             Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which
             thrill the ?eader with sudden delight. --M. Arnold.
             The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled, That
             sudden cold did run through every vein. --Spenser.
    3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.]
             I'll thrill my javelin.               --Heywood.
  4. \Thrill\, v. i.
    1. To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially,
       to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system
       with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through
       the whole frame.
             I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins.
    2. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite
       sensation, running through the body.
             To seek sweet safety out In vaults and prisons, and
             to thrill and shake.                  --Shak.
  5. \Thrill\, n.
    1. A drill. See 3d {Drill}, 1.
    2. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement;
       as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy. --Burns.