thrill
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /θɹɪl/
    • (British, America) IPA: [θɾ̪̊ɪɫ]
    • (Ireland) IPA: [θɾ̪̊ɪl], [t̪ɾ̪̊ɪl]
Verb

thrill (thrills, present participle thrilling; past and past participle thrilled)

  1. (ergative) To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.
    • 1937, Frank Churchill and Leigh Harline, “One Song”, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney:
      One love / That has possessed me; / One love / Thrilling me through
    • vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the reader with sudden delight
    • The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled, / That sudden cold did run through every vein.
  2. (ergative) To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
  3. (obsolete) To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
    • He pierced through his chafed chest / With thrilling point of deadly iron brand.
  4. (obsolete) To hurl; to throw; to cast.
    • I'll thrill my javelin.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: erschauern lassen
  • Russian: вы́звать
Translations Noun

thrill (plural thrills)

  1. A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.
  2. A cause of sudden excitement; a kick.
  3. (medicine) A slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur.
  4. A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
Translations Translations Verb

thrill (thrills, present participle thrilling; past and past participle thrilled)

  1. (machining) To drill and thread in one operation, using a tool bit that cuts the hole and the threads in one series of computer-controlled movements.



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