What is another word for frisson?

Pronunciation: [fɹiːsˈɔ̃] (IPA)

Frisson is a word used to describe a sudden surge of excitement or thrill. There are several other words that serve as synonyms to frisson, including shiver, thrill, excitement, and buzz. Other synonyms for frisson include jolt, sensation, tingle, rush, and fervor. Each of these words perfectly encompasses the feeling of excitement and electricity that frisson evokes within us. Whether it's the result of a thrilling performance, a shocking revelation, or an unexpected surprise, the frisson we experience is often unforgettable. Whatever word you choose to use, the feeling of frisson will always be a thrilling and exhilarating experience.

What are the hypernyms for Frisson?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Frisson?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Frisson

Oh, the frisson, the ecstasy!
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
And the appetite that drove her to ask for more, that was the only sauce-an appetite that was a frisson.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The frisson, oh, those few exquisite seconds of emotion, eh Berthe?
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

Famous quotes with Frisson

  • As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process.
    Margaret Carlson
  • And lately fashion photographers, bored with Rome or the Acropolis, have ventured farther afield for the frisson of syncretism. Why not Calcutta? Why not the slums of Rio? Cairo? Mexico City? The attempt is for an unearned, casual brush with awe by enlisting untouchable extras. And if the model can be seen to move with idiot stridency through tragedy, then the model is invincible. Luxury is portrayed as protective. Or protected. Austere, somehow—“spiritual.” Irony posing as asceticism or as worldly-wise.
    Richard Rodriguez

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