Thrill

Definition of Thrill

Pronunciation: thrĭl
n.1.A warbling; a trill.
1.A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
v. t.1.To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
[imp. & p. p. Thrilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrilling.]
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.
Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the eader with sudden delight.
- M. Arnold.
The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled,
That sudden cold did run through every vein.
- Spenser.
3.To hurl; to throw; to cast.
I'll thrill my javelin.
- Heywood.
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.
I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins.
- Shak.
2.To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.
To seek sweet safety out
In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake.
- Shak.
n.1.A drill. See 3d Drill, 1.
2.A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy.

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