Thrill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrilled p. pr. & vb. n. Thrilling.]
1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill. [Obs.]
He pierced through his chafed chest
With thrilling point of deadly iron brand. --Spenser.
2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
To bathe in flery floods, or to reside
In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice. --Shak.
Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the ░eader with sudden delight. --M. Arnold.
The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled,
That sudden cold did run through every vein. --Spenser.
3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.]
I'll thrill my javelin. --Heywood.
Thrill·ing, a. Causing a thrill; causing tremulous excitement; deeply moving; as, a thrilling romance. -- Thrill*ing*ly, adv. -- Thrill*ing*ness, n.
adj 1: causing a surge of emotion or excitement; "she gave a
electrifying performance"; "a thrilling performer to
watch" [syn: electrifying]
2: causing quivering or shivering as by cold or fear or
electric shock; "a thrilling wind blew off the frozen