Definition of thriller in English:


Syllabification: thrill·er
Pronunciation: /ˈTHrilər


  • 1A novel, play, or movie with an exciting plot, typically involving crime or espionage.
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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 17-14 overtime thriller against Tampa Bay
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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.

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