ripple of excitement

ripple of excitement

1. A subtle thrill of excitement that one feels throughout one's body. I felt a ripple of excitement at the thought of seeing Susan again after all these years. Ripples of excitement kept fluttering through her as she waited for the plane to take off.
2. A low murmur or series of murmurs of excitement that travels through a group of people. A ripple of excitement went through the auditorium as the principal announced that the talent show would have a $500 cash prize this year. The news sent ripples of excitement around the office.
See also: excitement, of, ripple

ripple of excitement

a series of quiet but excited murmurs. A ripple of excitement spread through the crowd. As the president came near, a ripple of excitement indicated that people could really see him.
See also: excitement, of, ripple
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Relish the opportunity to put your interests first and to push ahead with those ideas that give you a ripple of excitement.
Serena Williams, the women's defending champion, was a big draw for many when she turned up at the tiny Court 14 for a 10.30am practice session, before the 11.30am start caused perhaps the biggest ripple of excitement. American Coco Vandeweghe was first on to Centre Court, with Roberta Vinci, for their third-round singles showdown.
Luminescence Dreamscapes 2016, Marivic Rufino's exhibit of mixed-media works at Peninsula Manila, created a ripple of excitement in art and literary circles.
A RIPPLE of excitement disturbed our MPs' normally humdrum lives when it was announced Keith Richards was due to face the Finance Bill Sub-Committee.
A "new-look Secker" caused a ripple of excitement in 1987 when she was advertising a hair styling mousse "specially created for hair over 40" and suddenly seemed rather less blonde than people remembered (she'd been off the TV screens for a bit).
A 'new-look Secker' caused a ripple of excitement in 1987 when she was advertising a hair styling mousse "specially created for hair over 40" and suddenly seemed rather less blonde than people remembered (she'd been off the TV screens for a bit).
It looks like the day when a ripple of excitement greeted an Everton corner are gone for good.
The big stars of the night were, of course, Anna and Elsa and a ripple of excitement radiated through the audience as supporting reindeer Sven trotted onto the ice, followed by Kristoff and, of course, the sun-loving snowman olaf.
A ripple of excitement went through the royal fans who had been camped on the pavement outside the hospital for days, while town crier Tony Appleton stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing and boomed: "We welcome with humble duty the second-born of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."
When the theme was announced there was a real ripple of excitement amongst the contestants and the punters who flock to see them strut their stuff in Switch bar every Sunday night, however this just wasn't borne out in the majority of the performances.
Last month's surprise inflation of the Bank of Japan's already-huge monetary easing program, which sent a ripple of excitement through the markets and lit a rocket under stock prices, was also propitious.
And on screen there was little to liven things up with a drab affair of a nil-nil draw - only fleetingly when Sturridge stabbed a great chance wide was there anything approaching a ripple of excitement. The picture was the same along Broad Street as bars which had on previous occasions turned people away had doors flung open in hope of a few more punters.
When the new MG3 supermini reached our driveway, however, there was a decided ripple of excitement from 10-year-old daughter Millie in particular.
It wasn't great stuff with the teams cancelling each other out but Collins caused a ripple of excitement in the home support as he led a charge from a cleared Motherwell corner.
Suddenly a ripple of excitement went round the hall as the Vatican's Swiss Guard took up position on stage beside a cream and gold chair.