Definition of kilig in English:

kilig

adjective

SE Asian
  • 1(in the Philippines) causing or characterized by a feeling of exhilaration or elation.

    ‘the fans went wild with the kilig moments they shared on stage’
    ‘it's their most kilig movie to date’
    1. 1.1 (of a person) exhilarated or elated by an exciting or romantic experience.
      ‘I get kilig every time I hear this song’

noun

mass nounSE Asian
  • A feeling of exhilaration or elation caused by an exciting or romantic experience.

    ‘she could not contain her smiles and kilig, especially when he brought a bouquet of flowers just for her’
    ‘that feeling that the kilig is gone isn't reason to give up on your relationship’

Origin

Tagalog kilig ‘a thrill’.

Pronunciation

kilig

/kɪˈliːɡ/