frisson
[ free-sohn ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Late 18th century; French; French, ‘a shiver or thrill’
Synonyms
noun
flutterquivershudder
Antonyms
noun
steady
Definition
nouna sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill
Examples
nounNearing the peak of the roller-coaster brought a frisson among the passengers.
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