1a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:the thrill of jumping out of an aeroplane an experience that produces a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:to ride a winner is always a thrill a wave or nervous tremor of emotion or sensation:a thrill of excitement ran through her
2 Medicine a vibratory movement or resonance heard through a stethoscope. archaic a throb or pulsation. 1 [with object] cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:his kiss thrilled and excited her they were thrilled with the results I’m thrilled to bits [no object] experience a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:thrill to the magic of the world 's greatest guitarist
2 [no object, with adverbial] (of an emotion or sensation) pass with a nervous tremor:the shock of alarm thrilled through her [no object] literary quiver or throb.