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Definition of Thrill


  1. A warbling; a trill.
  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 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.
  7. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.
  8. A drill. See 3d Drill, 1.
  9. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy.

Thrill Quotations

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes - or just by staring into space.
Marilyn Monroe

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
Lionel Messi

It wasn't until I went to college and I got my first motorcycle that I understood the thrill of speed.
Vin Diesel

My favorite book is anything by Kurt Vonnegut - he's my literary hero. I got to meet him several times, which was a great thrill for me. I don't really remember what we talked about.
Steven Wright
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Thrill Translations

thrill in German is erregen, durchdringen
thrill in Italian is emozionare
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