from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A moment of intense excitement; a shudder: The story's ending arouses a frisson of terror.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden surge of excitement.
- n. A shiver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
French, from Old French fricons, pl. of fricon, a trembling, from Vulgar Latin *frīctiō, *frīctiōn-, from Latin frīgēre, to be cold.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French frisson. (Wiktionary)