- 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 tingling
"She is indeed," cried Alleyne from his heart, all tingling at this sudden turn of the talk.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Listening with tingling ears, I knew what she wanted him to answer.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Let us be merry, for the day is sweet and the ale is tingling.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
In that terrible instant it ran, like tingling ice, through my veins.The Floating Island of Madness
John Storm was on his feet; the blood was mounting to his face and tingling in his fingers.The Christian
- (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 tingling
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.