What does the word thrill mean?

Usage examples for thrill

  1. Early next morning there was a thrill of anxiety in Amiens itself. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  2. For the thrill of the bell did not reach to all ears- or hearts. – The Great Return by Arthur Machen
  3. He knew that he was of a very old stock, which had played a long and considerable part in the world; but the fact brought him no thrill. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward