- to have a sensation of slight prickles, stings, or tremors, as from cold, a sharp blow, excitement, etc.: I tingle all over.
- to cause such a sensation: The scratch tingles.
- a tingling sensation.
- the tingling action of cold, a blow, excitement, etc.
Origin of tingle
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Examples from the Web for tingle
Either way, guests seeking a holiday getaway there can also enjoy a tingle of telling truth to power by posting their own reviews.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel
December 20, 2014
Once on my face, my skin began to tingle and my eyes started to water, or maybe I was crying because I was so hungry.We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs
Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi
March 30, 2014
Who does not get a tingle at the thought of how they would respond of they knew the full truth.Weiner Had to Know
July 24, 2013
“I tell him, 'Feel what it feels like to feel a tingle in your fingertips,'” says Jae.The Child-Meditation Miracle
August 3, 2010
But the second I felt the tingle, I threw caution to the wind.Return of the Day Trader
April 9, 2009
He felt it rather than saw it, and it kept a tingle in his blood.Way of the Lawless
The Book is full of the tingle and even the roar of the life out of which it was born.Understanding the Scriptures
Her tone was gentle as a caress, and it made him tingle to his finger-tips.The Gentleman From Indiana
Such a tingle shot up Gibson's spine that he was sure he must have jumped.Irresistible Weapon
Horace Brown Fyfe
Your ears, tingle with the feel of it: your head rings with it.
- (usually intr) to feel or cause to feel a prickling, itching, or stinging sensation of the flesh, as from a cold plunge or electric shock
- a sensation of tingling
Word Origin and History for tingle
late 14c., "to have a ringing sensation when hearing something," later "to have a stinging or thrilling feeling," variation of tinkelen (see tinkle). Related: Tingled; tingling. The noun is first recorded 1700.