UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθrɪld/

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
thrill /θrɪl/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to (cause to) feel a sudden wave of emotion or excitement: [+ object]The good news thrilled him.[+ at/to + object]to thrill at the thought of Paris.

n. [countable]
  1. a sudden wave of strong emotion:He felt a thrill go through him when she entered the room.
  2. something that produces such a sensation:It's certainly a thrill to meet the president.
thrill•er, n. [countable]: a horror thriller.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
thrill (thril),USA pronunciation  v.t. 
  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.

  1. to affect one with a wave of emotion or excitement.
  2. to be stirred by a tremor or tingling sensation of emotion or excitement:He thrilled at the thought of home.
  3. to cause a prickling or tingling sensation;
  4. to move tremulously;

  1. a sudden wave of keen emotion or excitement, sometimes manifested as a tremor or tingling sensation passing through the body.
  2. something that produces or is capable of producing such a sensation:a story full of thrills.
  3. a thrilling experience:It was a thrill to see Paris again.
  4. a vibration or quivering.
  5. Pathologyan abnormal tremor or vibration, as in the respiratory or vascular system.
  • Middle English thrillen origin, originally, to penetrate, metathetic variant of thirlen to thirl 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
thrill /θrɪl/ n
  1. a sudden sensation of excitement and pleasure
  2. a situation producing such a sensation
  3. a trembling sensation caused by fear or emotional shock
  4. an abnormal slight tremor associated with a heart or vascular murmur, felt on palpation
  1. to feel or cause to feel a thrill
  2. to tremble or cause to tremble; vibrate or quiver
Etymology: Old English thӯrlian to pierce, from thyrel hole; see nostril, through
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Collocations: the thrilled [fans, spectators, students, winners], was thrilled with the [result, display, performance], her parents were thrilled with her [grades, progress, improvement], more...

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