thriller

Definitions

  • Close to a thriller
    Close to a thriller
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thriller a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thriller Something which thrills or affects with a tingling sensation of pleasure or, occasionally, pain; a shocker; specifically, a shilling shocker.
    • n thriller One who thrills others; specifically, a writer of ‘thrillers’ or shilling shockers.
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Usage

In literature:

Another thriller involved standing in a flaming tar-barrel until it was entirely consumed around him.
"The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé" by Harry Houdini
Yes, that was a thriller and a piece of excellent work.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
I got another of my insanity thrillers moving.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Such was the thriller Tommy had listened to.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Thrillers had interested him from the start.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
That's a thriller all right, Joe!
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
I want this picture to be the thriller of the year!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Developed by such real artists as Kyd, the tragedy of blood, like the modern "thriller," had about 1590 an enormous success.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
All the thrillers really thrilled.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
He made a third at their games, turned an attentive ear to the thriller or added his bit to the enlightenment of the conversation.
"Leerie" by Ruth Sawyer
Tommy's imaginings as he raced across the field would have provided material for a five-reel thriller of the most lurid variety.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
Four or five o' them was thrillers, at that.
"Gullible's Travels, Etc." by Ring W. Lardner
Archer probably did not set out to show just how much better he could do with a thriller than Theodore Kroner or Owen Davis.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
Sounds like the name of a ha'penny thriller.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
But, I am afraid, the eye over-long accustomed to the great Metropolitan movie thriller of the fashionable streets had become somewhat dulled.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
Then she smiled again as she thought of Lillie Bell, with her thrillers and dramatic poses.
"Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer" by Rena I. Halsey
It's absolutely the biggest thriller that was ever written.
"The Camp Fire Girls Solve a Mystery" by Hildegard G. Frey
But all the same it's a thriller.
"The Broncho Rider Boys on the Wyoming Trail" by Frank Fowler
The play was not one which Barbara would have chosen for Georgina to see, being one that was advertised as a thriller.
"Georgina of the Rainbows" by Annie Fellows Johnston
So for a number of years the parachute was little heard of, except as a "thriller" at country fairs.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
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In news:

Boarding school thriller has few 'Cracks'.
Boarding school thriller has few 'Cracks'.
Headhunters is a hard- boiled Nordic crime thriller with a sweet candy coating.
'Catch Me' is riveting thriller.
The Town' is Ben Affleck's new thriller set in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown .
Ghosts, ghouls, guys, and gals unite at Michigan's premier horror film festival Thriller.
Bousman horror-thriller to be realeased Nov 11 in 15 major markets.
International thriller co-stars Nicholas and is directed by Dante Lam.
The producers behind Looper, this weekend's box-office bonanza action thriller, want you to think that their movie is all about a time-traveling hit man.
New Regency to remake Icelandic crime thriller.
Legendary Pictures has purchased rights to "The Join," a SciFi thriller written by scribe Justin Rhodes ("Grassroots") that Legendary exec Alex Hedlund will oversee for the company.
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it.
Adam Kane directed this 2009 thriller that follows how an FBI agent's investigation of a professor's murder leads to the discovery of an international conspiracy.
The thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Gerard Butler begins shooting this week in Shreveport.
You saw a West Virginia-Baylor shootout, a Texas-OK State showdown, an Oregon State-Arizona thriller, and enough trashy Saturday television to give you a hangover.
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In science:

Finding coherent relations to define non Abelian cohomology is a thriller which entertains the mathematical community since fifty one years.
Gerbes for the Chow
If users are currently interested in searching for “Michael Jackson died”, instead of “Michael Jackson thriller”, then the orthogonal results will reflect this fact.
Orthogonal Query Expansion
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