tingle

verb tin·gle \ ˈtiŋ-gəl \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of tingle

tingled; tingling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 a :to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensation
b :to cause such a sensation
2 :tinkle 1

tingle

noun

tinglingly

play \-g(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

tingly

play \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of tingle in a Sentence

  1. My arm was numb and tingling.

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

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Origin and Etymology of tingle

Middle English, alteration of tinklen to tinkle, tingle

tingle Synonyms



TINGLE Defined for English Language Learners

tingle

verb

Definition of tingle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TINGLE Defined for Kids

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tingle

verb tin·gle \ ˈtiŋ-gəl \

Definition of tingle for Students

tingled; tingling
: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

noun

Definition of tingle for Students

:a prickling or thrilling sensation or condition

Medical Dictionary

tingle

intransitive verb tin·gle \ ˈtiŋ-gəl \

medical Definition of tingle

tingled; tingling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
:to feel a stinging or prickling sensation

tingle

noun


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