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Definition of frisson noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

frisson

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfriːsɒ̃//
 
; NAmE NAmE//friːˈsɔːn//
 
[usually singular] (from French) Fear
 
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a sudden strong feeling, especially of excitement or fear A frisson of alarm ran down my spine. See related entries: Fear Word Origin late 18th cent.: French, ‘a shiver or thrill’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frisson