from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to thrill + -er


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word thriller.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.