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n. pl. fris·sons (-sōNz′, -sōN′)
A moment of intense excitement; a shudder: The story's ending arouses a frisson of terror.
[French, from Old French fricons, pl. of fricon, a trembling, from Vulgar Latin *frīctiō, *frīctiōn-, from Latin frīgēre, to be cold.]
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a shudder or shiver; thrill
[C18 (but in common use only from C20): literally: shiver]
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a passing sensation of excitement; thrill.
[1770–80; < French: shiver, shudder, Old French friçons (pl.) < Late Latin frictiōnem, acc. of frictiō shiver (taken as derivative of frīgēre to be cold), Latin: massage, friction]
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A French word meaning a shiver, used to mean a thrill or sensation of excitement or fear.
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|Noun||1.||frisson - an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"|
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frisson[ˈfriːsɒn frisɔ̃] (literary) n → frisson m
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n (= thrill) → Schauer m
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