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thrill

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

thrilln. [See Trill.].
     A warbling; a trill.  [1913 Webster]
thrilln. [AS. an aperture. See Thrill, v. t.].
     A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.  [1913 Webster]
thrillv. t. [OE. thrillen, , , to pierce; all probably fr. AS. , , Fr. pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. through; probably akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore. √53. See Through, and cf. Drill to bore, Nostril, Trill to trickle.].
  •  To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.  [1913 Webster]
    "He pierced through his chafed chest
    With thrilling point of deadly iron brand.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the "  [1913 Webster]
    "The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled,
    That sudden cold did run through every vein.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hurl; to throw; to cast.  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll thrill my javelin."  [1913 Webster]
thrillv. i. 
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
thrilln. 
  •  A drill. See 3d Drill, 1.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy.  Burns.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thrill, n. & v.
--n.
1 a wave or nervous tremor of emotion or sensation (a thrill of joy; a thrill of recognition).
2 a throb or pulsation.
3 Med. a vibratory movement or resonance heard in auscultation.
--v.
1 intr. & tr. feel or cause to feel a thrill (thrilled to the sound; a voice that thrilled millions).
2 intr. quiver or throb with or as with emotion.
3 intr. (foll. by through, over, along) (of an emotion etc.) pass with a thrill through etc. (fear thrilled through my veins).

Derivative
thrilling adj. thrillingly adv.
Etymology
thirl (now dial.) f. OE thyrlian pierce f. thyrel hole f. thurh THROUGH

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

thrill

Feeling

N feeling, suffering, endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response, sympathy, impression, inspiration, affection, sensation, emotion, pathos, deep sense, warmth, glow, unction, gusto, vehemence, fervor, fervency, heartiness, cordiality, earnestness, eagerness, empressement, gush, ardor, zeal, passion, enthusiasm, verve, furore, fanaticism, excitation of feeling, fullness of the heart, passion, ecstasy, blush, suffusion, flush, hectic, tingling, thrill, turn, shock, agitation, quiver, heaving, flutter, flurry, fluster, twitter, tremor, throb, throbbing, pulsation, palpitation, panting, trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry of spirits, pother, stew, ferment, state of excitement, feeling, sentient, sensuous, sensorial, sensory, emotive, emotional, of feeling, with feeling, warm, quick, lively, smart, strong, sharp, acute, cutting, piercing, incisive, keen, keen as a razor, trenchant, pungent, racy, piquant, poignant, caustic, impressive, deep, profound, indelible, deep felt, home felt, heartfelt, swelling, soul-stirring, deep-mouthed, heart-expanding, electric, thrilling, rapturous, ecstatic, earnest, wistful, eager, breathless, fervent, fervid, gushing, passionate, warm-hearted, hearty, cordial, sincere, zealous, enthusiastic, glowing, ardent, burning, red-hot, fiery, flaming, boiling over, pervading, penetrating, absorbing, rabid, raving, feverish, fanatical, hysterical, impetuous, impressed with, moved with, touched with, affected with, penetrated with, seized with, imbued with, devoured by, wrought up, struck all of a heap, rapt, in a quiver, enraptured, heart and soul, from the bottom of one's heart, ab imo pectore, at heart, con amore, heartily, devoutly, over head and ears, head over heels, the heart big, the heart full, the heart swelling, the heart beating, the heart pulsating, the heart throbbing, the heart thumping, the heart beating high, the heart melting, the heart overflowing, the heart bursting, the heart breaking, the heart goes out, a heart as big as all outdoors (sympathy).

VB feel, receive an impression, be impressed with, entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling, respond, catch the flame, catch the infection, enter the spirit of, bear, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole, aby, abide, experience, taste, prove, labor under, smart under, bear the brunt of, brave, stand, swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, change color, mantle, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turn black in the face, tingle, thrill, heave, pant, throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter, shake, be agitated, be excited, look blue, look black, wince, draw a deep breath, impress.

Excitation

N excitation of feeling, mental excitement, suscitation, galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection, animation, agitation, perturbation, subjugation, fascination, intoxication, enravishment, entrancement, pressure, tension, high pressure, unction, impressiveness, trail of temper, casus belli, irritation, passion, thrill, repression of feeling, sensationalism, yellow journalism, excited, wrought up, up the qui vive, astir, sparkling, in a quiver, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, in a state of excitement, in hysterics, black in the face, overwrought, tense, taught, on a razor's edge, hot, red-hot, flushed, feverish, all of a twitter, in a pucker, with quivering lips, with tears in one's eyes, flaming, boiling over, ebullient, seething, foaming at the mouth, fuming, raging, carried away by passion, wild, raving, frantic, mad, distracted, beside oneself, out of one's wits, ready to burst, bouleverse, demoniacal, lost, eperdu, tempest-tossed, haggard, ready to sink, stung to the quick, up, on one's high ropes, exciting, absorbing, riveting, distracting, impressive, warm, glowing, fervid, swelling, imposing, spirit-stirring, thrilling, high-wrought, soul-stirring, soul-subduing, heart-stirring, heart- swelling, heart-thrilling, agonizing, telling, sensational, hysterical, overpowering, overwhelming, more than flesh and blood can bear, yellow, piquant, spicy, appetizing, provocative, provoquant, tantalizing, eager to go, anxious to go, chafing at the bit, till one is black in the face, the heart beating high, the heart going pitapat, the heart leaping into one's mouth, the blood being up, the blood boiling in one's veins, the eye glistening, the eyes in a fine frenzy rolling, the head turned, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

VB excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect, stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the blood, set astir, wake, awake, awaken, call forth, evoke, provoke, raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up, raise, get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir, fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame, stimulate, exsuscitate, inspirit, spirit up, stir up, work up, pique, infuse life into, give new life to, bring new blood, introduce new blood, quicken, sharpen, whet, work upon, hurry on, give a fillip, put on one's mettle, fan the fire, fan the flame, blow the coals, stir the embers, fan into a flame, foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat, keep up, keep the pot boiling, revive, rekindle, rake up, rip up, stir the feelings, play on the feelings, come home to the feelings, touch a string, touch a chord, touch the soul, touch the heart, go to one's heart, penetrate, pierce, go through one, touch to the quick, possess the soul, pervade the soul, penetrate the soul, imbrue the soul, absorb the soul, affect the soul, disturb the soul, absorb, rivet the attention, sink into the mind, sink into the heart, prey on the mind, distract, intoxicate, overwhelm, overpower, bouleverser, upset, turn one's head, fascinate, enrapture, agitate, perturb, ruffle, fluster, shake, disturb, startle, shock, stagger, give one a shock, give one a turn, strike all of a heap, stun, astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify, irritate, sting, cut to the heart, cut to the quick, try one's temper, fool to the top of one's bent, pique, infuriate, madden, make one's blood boil, lash into fury, be excited, flush up, flare up, catch the infection, thrill, mantle, work oneself up, seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume, flame, rage, rave, run mad.

Excitability

N excitability, impetuosity, vehemence, boisterousness, turbulence, impatience, intolerance, nonendurance, irritability, itching, wincing, disquiet, disquietude, restlessness, fidgets, fidgetiness, agitation, trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurry, fluster, flutter, pother, stew, ferment, whirl, buck fever, hurry-skurry, thrill, state of excitement, fever of excitement, transport, passion, excitement, flush, heat, fever, heat, fire, flame, fume, blood boiling, tumult, effervescence, ebullition, boiling over, whiff, gust, story, tempest, scene, breaking out, burst, fit, paroxysm, explosion, outbreak, outburst, agony, violence, fierceness, rage, fury, furor, furore, desperation, madness, distraction, raving, delirium, phrensy, frenzy, hysterics, intoxication, tearing passion, raging passion, anger, fascination, infatuation, fanaticism, Quixotism, Quixotry, tete montee, excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state, high-strung, irritable, impatient, intolerant, feverish, febrile, hysterical, delirious, mad, moody, maggoty- headed, unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless, fidgety, fussy, chafing, startlish, mettlesome, high-mettled, skittish, vehement, demonstrative, violent, wild, furious, fierce, fiery, hot-headed, madcap, overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanatical, rabid, rampant, clamorous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous, tumultuary, boisterous, impulsive, impetuous, passionate, uncontrolled, uncontrollable, ungovernable, irrepressible, stanchless, inextinguishable, burning, simmering, volcanic, ready to burst forth, volatile, excited, exciting, Int, pish!, pshaw!, noli me tangere, filled with fury, rapt, inspir'd, maggiore fretta minore atto.

Physical Pain

N physical pain, pain, suffering, sufferance, suffrance, bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain, mental suffering, dolour, ache, aching, smart, shoot, shooting, twinge, twitch, gripe, headache, stomach ache, heartburn, angina, angina pectoris, hurt, cut, sore, soreness, discomfort, malaise, cephalalgia, earache, gout, ischiagra, lumbago, neuralgia, odontalgia, otalgia, podagra, rheumatism, sciatica, tic douloureux, toothache, tormina, torticollis, spasm, cramp, nightmare, ephialtes, crick, stitch, thrill, convulsion, throe, throb, pang, colic, kink, sharp pain, piercing pain, throbbing pain, shooting pain, sting, gnawing pain, burning pain, excruciating pain, anguish, agony, torment, torture, rack, cruciation, crucifixion, martyrdom, toad under a harrow, vivisection, in pain, in a state of pain, pained, gouty, podagric, torminous, painful, aching, sore, raw, Special Sensation (1) Touch.

Sensations of Touch

VB itch, tingle, creep, thrill, sting, prick, prickle, tickle, titillate.


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