Definition of thriller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθrɪlə/


1A novel, play, or film with an exciting plot, typically involving crime or espionage: a tense thriller about a diamond heist that goes badly wrong spy thrillers
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  • Spy stories, thrillers and crime novels can often be far more realistic about how politics works.
  • I read village mysteries and hard-boiled American private eye novels, spy thrillers and police procedurals.
  • Clever thrillers that flirt with film noir are always welcome, but this is too smart for its own good.
1.1A very exciting contest or experience: a seven-goal thriller
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  • Villa's climb up the table continued in this five goal thriller in Mullarney.
  • Chorley and Rossendale United go head to head tomorrow in a game that has all the ingredients for a New Year derby thriller.
  • In a high scoring cut and thrust thriller the St. Patrick's boys ran out six points winners.

Words that rhyme with thriller

Anguilla, Aquila, Attila, Camilla, cedilla, chiller, chinchilla, driller, Drusilla, fibrillar, filler, flotilla, fulfiller, Godzilla, gorilla, griller, guerrilla, killer, Manila, manilla, mantilla, miller, pillar, Priscilla, sapodilla, sarsaparilla, Schiller, scilla, scintilla, spiller, swiller, tiller, vanilla, vexilla, villa, Willa, willer, zorilla

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