[ tik-lee ]

adjective,tick·li·er, tick·li·est.

Origin of tickly

First recorded in 1520–30; tickle + -y1

Words Nearby tickly

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How to use tickly in a sentence

  • And Thad, do I have to give up these nice clean sheets; and crawl in between the folds of a nasty, rough, tickly blanket?

  • A delicious drowsiness crept all over Bobby till his eyelids went all tickly and prickly and he rubbed both fists into them.

  • But I don't like the mud I'm stuck in, 'cause it makes me feel so tickly between the toes.

  • Valerie doesn't dream what it is, and while she's talking, keeps trying to brush off the tickly thing.

  • As I was moving along over the tickly-benders, my ice-pole drove a hole, and came very near dropping through into the water.