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English definition of “frisson”

frisson

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈfriː.sɒ/ US  /-ˈsoʊn/
a sudden feeling of excitement or fear , especially when you think that something is about to happen : As the music stopped , a frisson of excitement ran through the crowd .Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of frisson noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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