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tingle

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intransitive verb tin·gle \ˈtiŋ-gəl\

Simple Definition of tingle

  • : to have a feeling like the feeling of many small sharp points pressing into your skin

  • : to feel an emotion (such as excitement) very strongly

Full Definition of tingle

tin·gledtin·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1a :  to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensationb :  to cause such a sensation

  2. 2 :  tinkle 1

tingle noun
tin·gling·ly play \-g(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb
tin·gly play \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of tingle

  1. My arm was numb and tingling.

  2. <awoke to the steady pitter-patter of raindrops tingling on the rooftop>



Origin of tingle

Middle English, alteration of tinklen to tinkle, tingle


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tingle



TINGLE Defined for Kids

1

tingle

play
verb tin·gle \ˈtiŋ-gəl\

Definition of tingle

tin·gledtin·gling

  1. :  to feel or cause a prickling or thrilling sensation <Back and forth the ball flew until Henry's hands began to tingle from the smack of leather against them. — Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins>




2

tingle

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noun tin·gle

Definition of tingle

  1. :  a prickling or thrilling sensation or condition




Medical Dictionary

tingle

play
intransitive verb tin·gle \ˈtiŋ-gəl\

Medical Definition of tingle

tin·gledtin·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\play

  1. :  to feel a stinging or prickling sensation

  2. tingle noun





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