tingle


tin·gle

intransitive verb \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

1
a :  to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensation
b :  to cause such a sensation
2
:  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

tin·gle

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

Medical Definition of TINGLE

: to feel a stinging or prickling sensation
tingle noun

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