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OTHER WORDS FROM tickleun·tick·led, adjective
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What is a basic definition of tickle?
Tickle means to touch sensitive body parts in order to cause laughter, to stroke lightly to cause an itching sensation, or to excite. Tickle has several other senses as a verb and a noun.
You might tickle your baby brother as part of playing to get him to laugh. Tickling involves touching sensitive body parts, such as the stomach or armpits, to cause involuntary laughter. It is usually done with the fingers, fingernails, or a feather. If someone is especially easy to make laugh by tickling, they are said to be ticklish.
- Real-life examples: Parents often tickle babies or their children to make them laugh or cheer them up. Kids might tickle each other while playing. A person should always have permission before they tickle you.
- Used in a sentence: When my daughter is sad, I can usually cheer her up by tickling her.
Tickle can also mean to cause an itching or tingling sensation. It is also used to mean to experience an itching or tingling sensation.
- Real-life examples: An uncomfortable sweater may tickle your neck. A pleasant smell can tickle your nose. A bug bite on your leg may cause your leg tickle.
- Used in a sentence: The wind tickled the hairs on the back of my neck.
Tickle can also be used in this sense as a noun to mean an itching or tingling sensation.
- Used in a sentence: I felt a slight tickle on my knee after going through the poison ivy bush.
Tickle can also mean to excite or to please.
- Used in a sentence: The gorgeous dress tickled her sense of style.
Where does tickle come from?
The first records of tickle come from the early 1300s. It comes from the Middle English verb tikelen. Any earlier origin is uncertain.
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How is tickle used in real life?
Tickle most often means to make someone laugh by lighting touching sensitive body parts.
I went to go tickle my daughter while she was laying down and she kicked me in the face. How’s your day going?
— Dana Scanna (@KillerPiglet1) December 14, 2019
The one thing I hate about my dogs following me around the house 24/7 is that about 30 times a day their tails tickle my leg and I jump and smack my leg thinking it’s a spider.
— Alyssa Nicklas (@Lyss_Nicklas11) December 21, 2018
How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?
— Sana (@s1nab) January 25, 2021
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Which of the following words would most likely be used to describe someone who is being tickled?
How to use tickle in a sentence
The room-sized installation “Habeas Corpus” lures you through its door with the visual tickle of a disco ball.Laurie Anderson is why we have multimedia art. Her story comes full circle at the Hirshhorn.|Michael Andor Brodeur|October 7, 2021|Washington Post
At home, buyers build their own tacos using the accompanying tender corn tortillas, Carolina rice, sparkling pico de gallo and a salsa verde that leaves a tickle of heat in your throat.Like a good neighbor, Pennyroyal Station is there for you|Tom Sietsema|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
She can’t smell and feels anxiety at the pang of a headache or tickle of a cough, worried that somehow she has been stricken anew by a virus that has already taken so much from her.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’|Holly Bailey|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
So instead she self-monitors and loads up on vitamin C and zinc, hoping the tickle in her throat disappears.As thousands of athletes get coronavirus tests, nurses wonder: What about us?|Kent Babb|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
It feels like a strong tickle in a space behind the eyes and is capable of inducing tears.Hong Kong’s citywide COVID-19 testing has become a barometer of public trust|eamonbarrett|September 9, 2020|Fortune
He obliged and as we stood for the picture my CP caused me to involuntarily tickle him.
Best Moment: When Galifianakis attempts to make Cera tickle his thigh (with disappointing results).Justin Bieber, Jon Hamm & the Best of 'Between Two Ferns' (VIDEO)|Anna Klassen|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Guys, it distinctly says “tickle me” Elmo, not “hand-to-hand combat over me” Elmo.
Nearly as outrageous was the $2,000 some early buyers were reselling their tickle-me toys for on secondhand markets.
The stretchy, leathery ring keeps you hard while the eyelashes tickle the vadge.Eastbound & Down’s Kenny Powers Lists His Favorite Things|Kenny Powers|February 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"It might tickle him to go to the senate, particularly if he had a score to clean up in connection with it," remarked Ware.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
Twas irresistible––to be accomplished with the fool of Twist Tickle and his clever punt.
Thereafter––a hundred paces––I caught sight of the lights of the Twist Tickle meeting-house.
Twas with this hungry curiosity that I demanded of the fool of Twist Tickle how he had managed so great a thing.
I names she from a schooner that calls at Pinch-In Tickle every spring.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace