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American English: /θrɪl/
British English: /θrɪl/

Translation of thrill in Spanish:


  • 1 (tremor, wave) he felt a thrill of fear
    se estremeció de miedo
    just thinking about it sent a thrill down his spine
    se estremecía de solo pensarlo
    Example sentences
    • But most of all I'm getting thrills of emotions that I haven't felt for such a long time, that I'd almost forgotten.
    • At points it hugs the very edge of the rim, giving me a nervous thrill.
    • Hikari knew the striking thrill of emotion before she could even think about it.
  • 2 (excitement) all the thrills and spills of Formula One racing
    todas las emociones de las carreras de Fórmula Uno
    meeting her was a real thrill
    fue verdaderamente emocionante conocerla
    me hizo mucha ilusión conocerla (Spain)
    what a thrill!
    ¡qué emoción!
    he gets a thrill out of the kids' enjoyment
    él goza con que los niños disfruten
    he got a cheap thrill out of spying on them
    se excitaba or se regodeaba espiándolos
    Example sentences
    • He felt the thrill and excitement tingle up his back and he gave a small shiver, stepping closer to her.
    • Even when it came, the first 0-0 draw of the World Cup between world champions France and Uruguay, was full of thrills, drama and excitement.
    • For the growing tribe of philatelists in the city, stamp collection provides a window to the world with all the thrills and pleasures of an educative and fascinating hobby.
    Example sentences
    • The thrill and sheer experience of Rome is very distinctive and unique.
    • That experience was a thrill for me, especially when he commented that I caught on rather quickly to things that had taken him most of his childhood to master.
    • Listening to Scott's deep pride and simple joy as she described her Olympic experience was a thrill.

transitive verb

  • it thrilled me to think that …
    me emocionaba or (Spain also) me hacía mucha ilusión pensar que …
    the prospect doesn't exactly thrill me
    la verdad es que la perspectiva no me entusiasma
    Example sentences
    • For their part, the people were thrilled with their new Queen.
    • I answer all me fan mail personally and I believe in that, because I'm thrilled to bits.
    • But you know, we're just thrilled with the success that the show has had.

intransitive verb

  • to thrill to something
    estremecerse con algo
    Example sentences
    • Contempt is a daring idea to build a character around, much less a whole movie, and you thrill to Norton's hyperactive rant, his attitude.
    • What urban child doesn't thrill to the idea of clear pools and islands, the cleanness, the space, the apparently ownerless wilderness that they can call their own?
    • We thrill to their victories, commit their most heroic moments to memory, defend our favourite players with almost theological passion.
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