Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that thrills, especially a sensational or suspenseful book, story, play, or movie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that thrills.
  • n. A suspenseful, sensational genre of story, book, play or film.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Something which thrills or affects with a tingling sensation of pleasure or, occasionally, pain; a shocker; specifically, a shilling shocker.
  • n. One who thrills others; specifically, a writer of ‘thrillers’ or shilling shockers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie

Etymologies

to thrill + -er (Wiktionary)

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