Definitions of thrill

  1. To pierce as something sharp; to pass with a tingling sensation through the system; to feel a sharp, shivering sensation pass through the body.
  2. A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
  3. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
  4. 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.
  5. To hurl; to throw; to cast.
  6. To fill with intense emotion; cause to have a tingling sensation.
  7. To pierce: to affect strongly.
  8. To cause to tingle or quiver.
  9. 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.
  10. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.
  11. To penetrate, as a keen emotion; to feel a sharp, quivering sensation; to quiver.
  12. To pierce, as something sharp: to cause a tingling, shivering feeling to run through the body: to feel a sharp, shivering sensation.
  13. fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink ( exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); " The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; " He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
  14. cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; " The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
  15. feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; " he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
  16. To pierce or penetrate, as with something sharp; to affect with a tingling sensation.
  17. To pierce; to penetrate; to cause a sharp tingling sensation to run throughout the whole body; to feel a sharp tingling sensation throughout the whole body.
  18. something that thrills; " the thrills of space travel"
  19. 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"
  20. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  21. A warbling; a trill.
  22. A drill. See 3d Drill, 1.
  23. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy.
  24. A tingling sensation; quivering excitement.
  25. A tremor of feeling.
  26. A pulsation.
  27. A trill; warbling.