- 1A sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure: the thrill of jumping out of an airplaneMore 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.
- 1.1An experience that produces a feeling of excitement and pleasure.More 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.
- 1.2A wave or nervous tremor of emotion or sensation: a thrill of excitement ran through herMore 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.
- 1.4 Medicine A vibratory movement or resonance heard through a stethoscope.More example sentences
- Stenosis in the artery causes a swishing sound, which is heard as a bruit on auscultation and also may be felt as a thrill or slight vibration in the vessel on palpation.
- This systolic thrill is associated with an ejection type murmur heard best over the pulmonary area.
- A precordial thrill, machinery-like murmur, and right bundle branch block were noted.
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- 1 [with object] Cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure: his kiss thrilled and excited her I’m thrilled to death they were thrilled to pieces (as adjective thrilling) a thrilling adventureMore example sentences
excite, stimulate, arouse, rouse, inspire, delight, exhilarate, intoxicate, stir, charge up, electrify, galvanize, move, fire (with enthusiasm), fire someone's imagination• informal give someone a buzz, give someone a kick, give someone a chargeexciting, stirring, action-packed, breathtaking, rip-roaring, spine-tingling, gripping, riveting, fascinating, dramatic, hair-raising, mind-blowing; rousing, stimulating, moving, inspiring, inspirational, electrifying, heady
- 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.
- 1.1 [no object] Experience a feeling of excitement and pleasure: thrill to the magic of the world 's greatest guitaristMore 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.
- 2 [no object] (Of an emotion or sensation) pass with a nervous tremor: the shock of alarm thrilled through herMore example sentences
- He thrust the sheets back into the portfolio, and a strange feeling of pain thrilled through him.
- Exquisite pleasure thrilled through every nerve in my body.
- As she watched his back disappear, an emotion thrilled up into her chest.
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- As Ray makes clear, thrillingly at times, the subject's working life gives the biopic something to show, at any rate, but not necessarily a way to bring out character explicitly, in dialogue.
- Tahitians seem to live to eat; stand next to your average Tahitian lady and you'll feel thrillingly slim, and as most of the food is imported from France, a visit to a Vaitape supermarket is reminiscent of your day trip to Boulogne.
- Unusually perhaps for such an adhesive read, this is not exactly a thriller, rather a thrillingly evocative recreation of a few months in 1940, when the skies seemed dark and weighty with the country's future.
Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'pierce or penetrate'): alteration of dialect thirl 'pierce, bore'.