Prickle definition

prĭkəl
A tingling or pricking sensation.

Felt prickles in my leg after sitting for so long.

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A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
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A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
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To feel a tingling or pricking sensation.

His skin prickled with fear.

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To rise or stand up like prickles.

The hair on my neck prickled.

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To cause a tingling or pricking sensation in.

Tears prickled my eyes.

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A prickly sensation; stinging or tingling.
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To prick, as with a spine or thorn.
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To cause to feel a tingling sensation.
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To tingle.
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A tingling or pricking sensation.

Felt prickles in my leg after sitting for so long.

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A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
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A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
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To feel a tingling or pricking sensation.

My skin prickled with fear.

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To rise or stand up like prickles.

The hair on my neck prickled.

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A small, sharp pointed object, such as a thorn.

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A kind of willow basket.

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(intransitive) To feel a prickle.
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To cause someone to feel a prickle.
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Any sharp point; specif., a small, sharply pointed spine lacking vascular tissue and growing from the tissue under the outer layer of a plant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prickle
Plural:
prickles

Origin of prickle

  • Middle English prikel from Old English pricel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition