how to pronounce thrill


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thrill is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of thrill in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… at its best it's a thrill to be here …”

meanings of thrill


  1. To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to electrify; to experience such a sensation.
  2. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
  3. To hurl; to throw; to cast.
  4. To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
  5. To drill and thread in one operation, using a tool bit that cuts the hole and the threads in one series of computer-controlled movements.


  1. A cause of sudden excitement; a kick.
  2. A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.
  3. A slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur.
  4. A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.

thrill frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thrill occurs in english on average 9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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