[ ting-guhl ]
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verb (used without object),tin·gled, tin·gling.
  1. to have a sensation of slight prickles, stings, or tremors, as from cold, a sharp blow, excitement, etc.: I tingle all over.

  2. to cause such a sensation: The scratch tingles.

  1. a tingling sensation.

  2. the tingling action of cold, a blow, excitement, etc.

Origin of tingle

1350–1400; Middle English tinglen (v.), variant of tinkle

Other words for tingle

Other words from tingle

  • tingler, noun
  • tin·gling·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for tingle


/ (ˈtɪŋɡəl) /

  1. (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

  1. a sensation of tingling

Origin of tingle

C14: perhaps a variant of tinkle

Derived forms of tingle

  • tingler, noun
  • tingling, adjective
  • tinglingly, adverb
  • tingly, adjective

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