verb (used with object), twinged, twing·ing.
verb (used without object), twinged, twing·ing.
- twin-twin transfusion,
- twink out,
Origin of twinge
Examples from the Web for twinge
Impossibly, even through thick glass, I felt a twinge of vertigo.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kandynce remained where she was and evidenced not a twinge of self-pity.
But he acknowledges a twinge of regret during the newsroom announcement Thursday.
What Rock created, then, is a twinge of nostalgia for a twinge of nostalgia.Gwyneth Paltrow and the Rise of the Country Carpetbagger|Bryan Curtis|January 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
They no doubt felt a twinge of satisfaction but it could only have been momentary.
Many a reader who will reject Swift's portrait of man as a libel, cannot but feel a twinge at Thackeray's delicate pencillings.A History of English Prose Fiction|Bayard Tuckerman
For a moment Bob experienced a twinge of regret that the old, hard, picturesque days of his Northern logging were indeed gone.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
“If I did, I must have been out of my mind,” growled Aaron, as a twinge of neuralgia made him wince.The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove|Spencer Davenport
And how could the Great Work have got on while the author was every now and then disturbed by a twinge of remorse?The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But she intended it to be rude and to discomfort him and she was glad to see some twinge at the flick pass across his face.This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson
Word Origin for twinge
1540s, "a pinch," from obsolete verb twinge "to pinch, tweak," from Old English twengan "to pinch," of uncertain origin. Meaning "sharp, sudden pain" is recorded from c.1600. Figurative sense (with reference to shame, remorse, etc.) is recorded from 1620s.