Meaning of frisson

fris•son

Pronunciation: (frē-sōn' Fr. frē-sôn'), [key]
— pl. -sons
  1. a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill: The movie offers the viewer the occasional frisson of seeing a character in mortal danger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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