[+excitement] excitation f
→ the thrill of not knowing what present I would get
[+pleasure] sensation f (forte)
→ her search for fun and thrills
[+fear] frisson m
to give sb a thrill faire une forte impression sur qn
→ It gave me such a thrill to see my name in lights.
a thrill of anticipation un frisson d'impatience
→ The sound of the bell sent a thrill of anticipation through her.
vi tressaillir, frissonner
to thrill to sth, the stories which David had thrilled to so often les histoires qui avaient si souvent fait frissonner David
to thrill at sth, The children will thrill at all their favourite characters. Tous leurs personnages préférés feront frissonner les enfants.
→ "I was thrilled by the news," Williams said
→ Not everyone was thrilled by the prospect of Norman's arrival.
→ It's a sight that never fails to thrill me.
→ The electric atmosphere both terrified and thrilled him
→ He talks about how his work still thrills him; how he would like to photograph every single person in Britain