intransitive verb tin·gle \ˈtiŋ-gəl\

: 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

tin·gledtin·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of TINGLE

a :  to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensation
b :  to cause such a sensation
:  tinkle 1
tingle noun
tin·gling·ly \-g(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb
tin·gly \-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

TINGLINGLY Defined for Kids


verb tin·gle \ˈtiŋ-gəl\

Definition of TINGLE for Kids

:  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>



Definition of TINGLE for Kids

:  a prickling or thrilling sensation or condition
Medical Dictionary


intransitive verb tin·gle \ˈtiŋ-gəl\
tin·gledtin·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Medical Definition of TINGLE

:  to feel a stinging or prickling sensation
tingle noun


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