Tickle is defined as to please or amuse, or to lightly touch the skin of someone to produce a tingling sensation.verb
- An example of tickle is to tell a hysterical joke.
- An example of tickle is to lightly rub someone's arm and make him laugh.
The definition of a tickle is a light touching of the skin to cause a tingling sensation of the nerves, or to have an itching or tingling sensation.noun
- An example of a tickle is the feeling of the bottom of the foot being tickled.
- An example of a tickle is a scratchy throat that causes a cough during a cold.
- to please, gratify, delight, etc.: often used in the passive voice with slang intensifiers, as , , or
- to stir to amusement or laughter; amuse
- to excite the surface nerves of, as by touching or stroking lightly with the finger, a feather, etc., in a way that causes involuntary twitching, a pleasant tingling, laughter, etc.
Origin: ME tikelen, akin to Ger dial. zickeln, OE tinclian, to tickle: for IE base see tick
- to have an itching, scratching, or tingling sensation: a throat that tickles
- to cause a tickling sensation: that feather tickles
- to be readily affected by excitation of the surface nerves; be ticklish
- a tickling or being tickled
- a tickling sensation
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verb tick·led, tick·ling, tick·les verb, transitive
- To touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements.
- a. To tease or excite pleasurably; titillate: suspense that tickles the reader's curiosity.b. To fill with mirth or pleasure; delight. See Synonyms at please.
- The act of tickling.
- A tickling sensation.
Origin: Middle English tikelen, perhaps frequentative of ticken, to touch lightly.
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