thriller


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

thrill·er

 (thrĭl′ər)
n.
One that thrills, especially a sensational or suspenseful book, story, play, or movie.

thriller

(ˈθrɪlə)
n
1. (Theatre) a book, film, play, etc, depicting crime, mystery, or espionage in an atmosphere of excitement and suspense
2. a person or thing that thrills

thrill•er

(ˈθrɪl ər)

n.
1. an exciting, suspenseful play or story, esp. a mystery story.
2. a person or thing that thrills.
[1885–90]

thriller

A tale of mystery, espionage, or crime of which the main purpose is to entertain with suspense and shock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thriller - a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
adventure story, heroic tale - a story of an adventure
Translations
napínavé dílonapínavý příběh
gyser
trilleri
triler
krimi
hrollvekja, spennu-
スリラー
추리 소설
napínavé dielo
srhljivka
rysare
เรื่องเขย่าขวัญ
gerilim filmipolisiyepolisiye roman
truyện ly kỳ

thriller

[ˈθrɪləʳ] N (= novel) → novela f de suspense or (LAm) de suspenso, novela f de misterio; (= film) → película f de suspense or (LAm) de suspenso, thriller m

thriller

[ˈθrɪlər] n (= movie) → thriller m (= book) → thriller m, roman m à suspense (= play) → pièce f à suspense

thriller

nReißer m (inf); (= whodunnit)Krimi m, → Thriller m

thriller

[ˈθrɪləʳ] nthriller m inv

thrill

(θril) verb
to (cause someone to) feel excitement. She was thrilled at/by the invitation.
noun
1. an excited feeling. a thrill of pleasure/expectation.
2. something which causes this feeling. Meeting the Queen was a great thrill.
ˈthriller noun
an exciting novel or play, usually about crime, detectives etc. I always take a thriller to read on the train.
ˈthrilling adjective
exciting.

thriller

تَشْويق napínavý příběh gyser Thriller θρίλερ obra de suspense, obra de suspenso trilleri thriller triler giallo スリラー 추리 소설 thriller grøsser thriller livro ou filme de suspense триллер rysare เรื่องเขย่าขวัญ polisiye truyện ly kỳ 惊悚片
References in periodicals archive ?
The show where celebrities pay tribute to their favourite stars kicks off with Ashley Banjo celebrating Michael Jackson's Thriller - the best-selling album of all time.
The authors are accomplished military thriller writers and the description of life on an aircraft carrier is as real as it gets.
com)-- Since its publication just two months ago, by Netherworld Books (UK), "Twilight Visitor" has already been described as “…a high concept thriller that is comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins,” says novelist, David Luddington.
The popular thriller writer and ex-SAS hero is visiting Waterstones at Captain Cook Square, from 12.
SAFE (Channel 5, tonight, 9pm) ACTION thriller with Jason Statham, about a cop-turned-cage fighter who is left feeling suicidal after gangsters murder his wife.
Thriller Live - a show that celebrates the music of the Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 - has begun a week-long run at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.
com/theplaylist/robert-pattinson-drops-out-of-saddam-hussein-thriller-mission-blacklist-20140428) let go of one interesting project, the Saddam Hussein thriller entitled "Mission: Blacklist.
One was made into a movie based on the thriller Hot Spot entitled Jack Reacher movie title.
A wonderfully absorbing thriller driven by tense and smooth performances and a rich sense of atmosphere.
Lee Child's thriller Worth Dying For, part of the prolific British author's Jack Reacher series, topped the list of the most borrowed book in Welsh libraries between July 2011 and July 2012, according to Public Lending Right, which compiled the data.
com, has been enjoying a month filled with exciting promotions, with the anticipation building further as bingo players prepare for the site's November Thriller game and the chance to win tickets to see Thriller Live in London.