[ad_1] noun, plural fris·sons [free-sohnz; French free-sawn] /friˈsõʊ̃z; French friˈsɔ̃/.
- 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.
- a shudder or shiver; thrill
1777, from French frisson, literally “shiver, thrill” (12c.), from Latin frigere “to be cold” (see ).