noun: frisson; plural noun: frissons
- a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill."a frisson of excitement"
I found the word in a book by Simon Reynolds "Retromania" Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past.
But even buying a CD gives me a strange frission; it feels like an enjoyable perverse act of swimming against the tide of history. pg 125.
https://books.google.com/books?id=zeo3BAAAQBAJWhen a French journalist desires a frisson there is a frisson; he discovers,let us say, that thePresident of the Republic has murdered three wives.Our yellow journalists invent quite as unscrupulously as this; theirmoral condition is, asregards ...
The pre-crowd sound is the sound of Frission.