Adjective "thrilled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.
  1. 'Even when it came, the first 0-0 draw of the World Cup between world champions France and Uruguay, was full of thrills, drama and excitement.'
  2. 'The third match between India and Sri Lanka in the aiwa Cup gave all these thrills, excitement and jubilation, to millions of cricket fans all over the world.'
  3. 'He has brought with him a support team of 60 people as well as props that fill seven trucks, Gallup promised Chinese audiences two hours of excitement and thrills.'
  4. 'The sheer thrill and enjoyment they took from the game is something that will live with me.'
  5. 'The school team served up some excellent displays of football and provided their supporters with lots of thrills and excitement.'
  6. 'I still recall with delight the thrill of watching him learn to scoot around on the floor.'
  7. 'For the growing tribe of philatelists in the city, stamp collection provides a window to the world with all the thrills and pleasures of an educative and fascinating hobby.'
  8. 'For though it's a challenge, it's a rewarding one, and the thrill and pleasure of coasting down the other side more than makes up for the hour spent pedalling in earnest to reach the peak.'
  9. 'It was a call that sent a thrill of genuine excitement down the spine of every weary hack sitting there wondering whether the post-election day was ever going to end.'
  10. 'The brooding, slow-building suspense of the Japanese original, Ring, has been replaced with cheap thrills that make you jump not because they're actually scary but because they come as a surprise.'
  11. 'to ride a winner is always a thrill'
  12. 'The thrill and sheer experience of Rome is very distinctive and unique.'
  13. 'TWO days of sporting thrills will kick off in Bolton tomorrow morning with the start of the Greater Manchester Youth Games.'
  14. 'I mean, it's usually a thrill to hear what readers think, and to see that I've made some connection across the ether.'
  15. 'The fight hadn't solved any problems, but its continued existence, a familiar sensation from my former life, was a thrill.'
  16. 'So it was a thrill to hear from Jed, who'd come across my name on the Web and wanted to get in touch.'
  17. 'But again, the biggest thrill of my day is surfing great waves in Baja in places that I've helped save.'
  18. 'a thrill of excitement ran through her'
  19. 'At points it hugs the very edge of the rim, giving me a nervous thrill.'
  20. 'It often takes a sensation to create a thrill or terror, to take us beyond simple awareness to a throbbingly self-conscious recognition of the new.'
  21. 'Risk is not a necessary requirement for sensation-seeking, although it does intensify the thrill for a high sensation-seeker.'
  22. 'Her body ached sweetly with the memories of the previous night's dream and the sensation of the sheets brushing over her skin sent small thrills through her.'
  23. 'The emphasis of her words doesn't escape Jem, and he suddenly feels a thrill of nervousness.'
  24. 'Without knowing it, he touched his cheek where her lips had been only moments before and felt a thrill rush through him.'
  25. 'Many people practice this type of exhibitionism to get a thrill or a rush from it.'
  26. 'This detected the sensation of thrill through real-time sampling and analysis of physiological reactions.'
  27. 'Hikari knew the striking thrill of emotion before she could even think about it.'
  28. 'The game delivers an exhilarating thrill ride down huge wave faces and into barreling tubes, allowing gamers to pull off unbelievable moves.'
A vibratory movement or resonance heard through a stethoscope.
  1. 'This systolic thrill is associated with an ejection type murmur heard best over the pulmonary area.'
  2. 'Stenosis in the artery causes a swishing sound, which is heard as a bruit on auscultation and also may be felt as a thrill or slight vibration in the vessel on palpation.'


Cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.
  1. 'they were thrilled with the results'
  2. 'His parents were thrilled to have Irene and Audrey for dinner.'
  3. 'On Sunday The Thrills will be thrilling their fans with a spectacular live show.'
  4. 'She said: ‘This is the first time I've owned my own place and I'm thrilled to bits.’'
  5. 'Dylan didn't exactly look thrilled at the thought of being back in Michigan.'
  6. 'I picked up a catnip toy for Digger (there's a certain kind he really likes), and he was very thrilled with it.'
  7. 'Overall, I'm not thrilled with any of the choices for 2008, but then I rarely am.'
  8. 'But you know, we're just thrilled with the success that the show has had.'
  9. 'I can tell you that I am thrilled to death, no pun intended.'
  10. 'They thrilled Canadian fans by winning the World Series in 1992 and 1993.'
  11. 'I answer all me fan mail personally and I believe in that, because I'm thrilled to bits.'
  12. 'thrill to the magic of the world's greatest guitarist'
  13. 'The bagpipes are warpipes and those who thrill to them today are the inheritors of a warrior tradition.'
  14. 'Rather, we thrill to the juxtaposition of four amazing actors trading turns as the literary lovers in their prime and autumnal years.'
  15. 'The fantasy junkies who thrill to Lord of the Rings and role-play games form one obvious tribe.'
  16. 'We thrill to see athletic skill - abilities that most of us possess to a degree - raised to the utmost level.'
  17. 'Moviegoers can thrill to a spinning top exploding in mid-air!'
  18. 'Blood Money, however, has some of his best work - aficionados will thrill to a couple of tracks in particular.'
  19. 'They'll still thrill to the action scenes and laugh at the jokes.'
  20. 'After all, everybody loves the bangs and it's a cold heart that won't thrill to their kaleidoscopic display.'
  21. 'It's not that veeries are especially handsome thrushes, but I thrill to their song that rolls down the scale in an emphatic and ringing manner.'
  22. 'I'm afraid I began to thrill to the prospect of her casting.'
(of an emotion or sensation) pass with a nervous tremor.
  1. 'As she watched his back disappear, an emotion thrilled up into her chest.'
  2. 'He thrust the sheets back into the portfolio, and a strange feeling of pain thrilled through him.'

More definitions

1. to affect with a sudden wave of keen emotion or excitement, as to produce a tremor or tingling sensation through the body.

2. to utter or send forth tremulously, as a melody. verb (used without object)

3. to affect one with a wave of emotion or excitement.

4. to be stirred by a tremor or tingling sensation of emotion or excitement: He thrilled at the thought of home.

5. to cause a prickling or tingling sensation; throb.

6. to move tremulously; vibrate; qui

More examples(as adjective)

"wives can be thrilled with professions."

"residents can be thrilled by deals."

"reserves can be thrilled with packages."

"people can be thrilled with works."

"people can be thrilled with ways."

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(thrill)Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘pierce or penetrate’): alteration of dialect thirl ‘pierce’.


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