Noun(1) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
(1) In the early 1970s a frisson of excitement gripped our family home whenever West Ham football matches were shown on television.(2) Talking about uncertainty is risky because the word itself may send a frisson of fear through many listeners.(3) While I don't think it had anything to do with the speed of my passage, it certainly adds a frisson to the ride in retrospect.(4) a frisson of excitement(5) Do you ever have a frisson when you look back at your early work?(6) One local told me that she cannot now drive through Dornoch without feeling a frisson of fear.(7) That would provide the frisson of fear which might otherwise be lacking.(8) At exactly midday, the cannon is fired and a frisson of excitement runs through the small crowd of tourists gathered on the ramparts.(9) Without the frisson of danger, however, Brown's illusion was about as compelling as a languid afternoon spent bending spoons.(10) But I still feel a frisson every time I hear the sound of car wheels on gravel.(11) Any kid who ever created fantasies of demolition with their toy cars feels a frisson of delight at the very idea of robot combat.(12) As I put my hand on the sunroom door I felt a sudden frisson of fear.(13) When Kamal made his entry to the accompaniment of drum-beats, a frisson of excitement shot through the crowds.(14) But this was going way beyond the seedy frisson of virtual voyeurism.(15) There may always be a special frisson of excitement when you think of, talk to or see your friend.(16) This score may function passably within the context of the film, but outside it is meaningless, barely raising even a frisson of fear.
1. shudder ::
2. thrill ::
3. tingle ::
4. quiver ::
5. shiver ::
6. chill ::
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