adjective, tin·gli·er, tin·gli·est.

tingling or causing a tingling sensation.

Nearby words

  1. ting-a-ling,
  2. tinge,
  3. tinged,
  4. tingle,
  5. tingley,
  6. tinhorn,
  7. tinia,
  8. tinian,
  9. tink,
  10. tinker

Origin of tingly

First recorded in 1895–1900; tingle + -y1

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Examples from the Web for tingly

  • And ten minutes later, when I'm shooed out, I'm feelin' so chesty and happy that I'm tingly all over.

  • He says that he no longer has the tingly feeling and he has no presentiment of evil, both of which I consider good signs.

    The Treasure of the Tigris|A. F. Mockler Ferryman

Word Origin and History for tingly



1898, from tingle + -y (2). Related: Tingliness.

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