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NOUN (3)

1. the swift release of a store of affective force;
- Example: "they got a great bang out of it"
- Example: "what a boot!"
- Example: "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"
- Example: "he does it for kicks"
[syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]

2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright;
- Example: "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
[syn: frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle]

3. something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation;
- Example: "the thrills of space travel"


VERB (4)

1. cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input;
- Example: "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"

2. feel sudden intense sensation or emotion;
- Example: "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
[syn: thrill, tickle, vibrate]

3. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement;
[syn: shudder, shiver, throb, thrill]

4. fill with sublime emotion;
- Example: "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"
- Example: "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
[syn: exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrill \Thrill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrilling.] [OE. thrillen, [thorn]irlen, [thorn]urlen, to pierce; all probably fr. AS. [thorn]yrlian, [thorn]yrelian, Fr. [thorn]yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. [thorn]urh through; probably akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore. [root]53. See Through, and cf. Drill to bore, Nostril, Trill to trickle.] 1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He pierced through his chafed chest With thrilling point of deadly iron brand. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate. [1913 Webster] To bathe in flery floods, or to reside In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the ?eader with sudden delight. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled, That sudden cold did run through every vein. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I'll thrill my javelin. --Heywood. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrill \Thrill\, n. 1. A drill. See 3d Drill, 1. [1913 Webster] 2. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy. --Burns. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrill \Thrill\, v. i. 1. To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame. [1913 Webster] I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body. [1913 Webster] To seek sweet safety out In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrill \Thrill\ (thr[i^]l), n. [See Trill.] A warbling; a trill. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrill \Thrill\, n. [AS. [thorn]yrel an aperture. See Thrill, v. t.] A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thrill n 1: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick] 2: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him" [syn: frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle] 3: something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation; "the thrills of space travel" v 1: cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow" 2: feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine" [syn: thrill, tickle, vibrate] 3: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement [syn: shudder, shiver, throb, thrill] 4: fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

168 Moby Thesaurus words for "thrill": ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, anguish, animate, arouse, bang, becharm, bewitch, bite, blanch, blench, boot, boring pain, buzz, captivate, carry away, charge, charley horse, charm, cramp, cramps, crick, darting pain, delectate, delight, electrify, enchant, enliven, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, enthuse, entrance, excite, excitement, fascinate, feel pain, feel the pangs, fidget, flip out, flush, flutter, freak out, freak out on, frisson, fulgurant pain, galvanize, get high on, girdle pain, give a thrill, glow, gnawing, go pitapat, grimace, griping, have a misery, have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave, hitch, hurt, imparadise, impassion, inspire, intoxicate, itch, jerk, jollies, jumping pain, kick, kink, knock dead, knock out, lancinating pain, lift, move, nip, palpitate, pang, pant, paresthesia, paroxysm, pinch, pins and needles, pound, prick, prickle, prickles, prickling, pulsation, quake, quaver, quicken, quiver, quivering, rally, ravish, rouse, rush, rush of emotion, scratch, seizure, send, sensation, shake, sharp pain, shiver, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, shrink, shudder, shuddering, slay, smart, spasm, squirm, stab, stabbing pain, stimulate, stimulation, sting, stinging, stir, stitch, strike, suffer, surge of emotion, swell, swell with emotion, thrill to, throb, throbbing, throes, tickle, tickle pink, tingle, tingle with excitement, tingling, titillate, titillation, tormen, toss, toss and turn, touch, transport, tremble, trembling, tremor, tremor of excitement, tumble, turn on to, tweak, twinge, twist and turn, twitch, twitter, urtication, vibration, wallop, wiggle, wince, wow, wrench, wriggle, writhe