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tingle Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  2. noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.
  3. verb cause a stinging or tingling sensation

Tin"gle intransitive verb
Freq. of ting. Cf. Tinkle.
imperfect & past participle Tingled ; present participle & verbal noun Tingling
  1. To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound.
    At which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle. 1 Sam. iii. 11.
  2. To feel a sharp, thrilling pain.
    The pale boy senator yet tingling stands. Pope.
  3. To have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation.
    They suck pollution through their tingling vein. Tickell.

Webster 1913