frisson
[ free-sohn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 18th century; French French, ‘a shiver or thrill’
Synonyms
  • flutter
  • quiver
  • shudder
Antonyms
  • steady
Definition
a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill
Example
Nearing the peak of the roller-coaster brought a frisson among the passengers.
Usage Over Time

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