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



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 Originlate 18th cent.: French, ‘a shiver or thrill’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frisson