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tingle

[ ting-guhl ]
/ ˈtɪŋ gəl /
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verb (used without object), tin·gled, tin·gling.

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.

noun

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

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Origin of tingle

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tingle

tingler, nountin·gling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tingle

tingle
/ (ˈtɪŋɡəl) /

verb

(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

noun

a sensation of tingling

Derived forms of tingle

tingler, nountingling, adjectivetinglingly, adverbtingly, adjective

Word Origin for tingle

C14: perhaps a variant of tinkle
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