Keywords: goose pimples, goose bumps, goose flesh, thrill, frisson, hair-raising, thrilled, thrilling, spine-chilling, frightening

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. The condition of your skin when you are cold or scared. The hairs on your skin stand up so that it is covered with tiny bumps. English = goose pimples, goose bumps. British English = goose flesh.
  2. A sudden feeling of great excitement and pleasure. English = thrill. Literary English = frisson.
  3. A sudden feeling of fear. English = horrors, scare, terror. Idiomatic English = shivers down one's spine, cold shivers, cold sweat. Informal English = the creeps, the heebie-jeebies.
  4. A sudden strange feeling about something you cannot explain.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To have or to get goose pimples or goose bumps.
  2. To experience a sudden feeling of great excitement and pleasure; to cause a great feeling of excitement and pleasure. English = (be) thrilled; (be) thrilling.
  3. To experience a sudden feeling of fear; to cause a sudden experience of fear. English = (be) frightened; (be) frightening, (be) hair-raising, (be) spine-chilling.
  4. To experience a strange feeling about something which you cannot explain.