Definition of Tickle

1. Noun. A cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking.


2. Verb. Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements. "Did he tickle his foot? "
Exact synonyms: Titillate, Vellicate
Generic synonyms: Itch
Derivative terms: Tickling, Titillation, Vellication

3. Noun. The act of tickling.
Exact synonyms: Tickling, Titillation
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Titillate

4. Verb. Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion. ; "He was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
Exact synonyms: Thrill, Vibrate
Generic synonyms: Excite, Shake, Shake Up, Stimulate, Stir
Derivative terms: Thrill, Thrill, Thrill

5. Verb. Touch or stroke lightly. "The grass tickled her calves"
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle
Derivative terms: Tickling

Definition of Tickle

1. v. t. To touch lightly, so as to produce a peculiar thrilling sensation, which commonly causes laughter, and a kind of spasm which become dengerous if too long protracted.

2. v. i. To feel titillation.

3. a. Ticklish; easily tickled.

Definition of Tickle

1. Noun. The act of tickling. ¹

2. Noun. A feeling resembling the result of tickling. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Newfoundland) A narrow strait. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To touch repeatedly or stroke delicately in a manner which causes the recipient to feel a usually pleasant sensation of tingling or titillation. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive of a body part) To feel as if the body part in question is being tickled. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To appeal to someone's taste, curiosity etc. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To cause delight or amusement. ¹

8. Adjective. Changeable, capricious; insecure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tickle

1. to touch lightly so as to produce a tingling sensation [v -LED, -LING, -LES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tickle

tickety-boo
tickety boo
tickey
tickey-box
tickey-boxes
tickey box
tickey boxes
tickeys
tickies
ticking
ticking-off
ticking-over
ticking bomb
ticking off
tickings
tickle pink
tickle somebody's funny bone
tickle someone's fancy
tickle the ivories
tickled
tickled pink
ticklenburg
ticklenburgs
tickleness
tickler coil
tickler file
ticklers
tickles

Literary usage of Tickle

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1851)
"tickle. Laureat Election. Richardson. " The first suggestion of the vehicle for ... L. tickle. " The first draft of this odt was by Stratford Canning, ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"deeper tickle is dull as compared with the more superficial; at the same time ... This deeper tickle is closely similar to the vaguely ticklish after-image ..."

3. Shakespeariana by Shakespeare society of New York (1885)
"Discovering the moods and humors of the vulgar sort to be so loose and tickle of the start— ie, having ticklish skins—easily tickled—which appears to be the ..."

4. A Text-book of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"tickle and Itch.—We described the sensation of contact as being somewhat ticklish, ... We get tickle, as a matter of fact, by brushing lightly, ..."

5. A Text-book of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"tickle and Itch.—We described the sensation of contact as being somewhat ticklish, ... We get tickle, as a matter of fact, by brushing lightly, ..."

6. A Text-book of psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"We get tickle, as a matter of fact, by brushing lightly, as with a feather, ... The tickle that occurs when you are seized under the arms, or clutched on ..."

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