a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:the thrill of jumping out of an airplane
an experience that produces a feeling of excitement and pleasure.
a wave or nervous tremor of emotion or sensation:a thrill of excitement ran through her
archaic a throb or pulsation.
Medicine a vibratory movement or resonance heard through a stethoscope.
1 [with object] cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:his kiss thrilled and excited herI’m thrilled to deaththey were thrilled to pieces (as adjective thrilling)a thrilling adventure
[no object] experience a feeling of excitement and pleasure:thrill to the magic of the world 's greatest guitarist
2 [no object] (of an emotion or sensation) pass with a nervous tremor:the shock of alarm thrilled through her
literary quiver or throb.
thrills and chills
the excitement of dangerous sports or entertainments, as experienced by spectators.
Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'pierce or penetrate'): alteration of dialect thirl 'pierce, bore'