Definition of Tickling

1. Noun. The act of tickling.

Exact synonyms: Tickle, Titillation
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Tickle, Tickle, Tickle, Tickle, Titillate

2. Adjective. Exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements.
Exact synonyms: Tingling, Titillating
Similar to: Exciting

Definition of Tickling

1. Verb. (present participle of tickle) ¹

2. Adjective. That tickles ¹

3. Adjective. gargalesthesia ¹

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Definition of Tickling

1. tickle [v] - See also: tickle

Medical Definition of Tickling

1. Denoting a peculiar itching or tingling sensation caused by excitation of surface nerves, as of the skin by light stroking. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tickling

tickle somebody's funny bone
tickle someone's fancy
tickle the ivories
tickled pink
tickler coil
tickler file
tickling (current term)
ticks off
tickseed sunflower

Literary usage of Tickling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis (1905)
"Scaliger proposed to class titillation as a sixth, or separate, sense. Alrutz, of Upsala, regards tickling as a milder degree ..."

2. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"A cough from tickling in the throat, and the more he coughed the worse the ... At 8.30 am constant tickling in nose, causing ineffectual desire to sneeze. ..."

3. The Concordance Repertory of the More Characteristic Symptoms of the Materia by William D. Gentry (1891)
"tickling and crawling in larynx causing dry, hacking c. ... tickling and irritation in larynx and trachea causing frequent, dry, hacking c. ..."

4. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"Violent convulsive cough, caused by tickling in the larynx; worse at night, without expectoration ; in daytime and after meals cough, with expectoration of ..."

5. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1875)
"Itching-tickling on the border of the left hand, with irritation to scratch,4. ... —tickling-itching on the index finger, with irritation to scratch,4. ..."

6. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1880)
"Under Carbo veg., Causticum, and Mercurius she grew worse; her cough became almost constant; tickling at the root of the tongue; Hyoscyamus and Rhus were ..."

7. Therapeutics of the Respiratory System, Cough and Coryza, Acute and Chronic by Marvin W. Van Denburg (1915)
"Dry, spasmodic cough; from constant tickling in throat; with burning and soreness of tonsils, ... Spasmodic, dry cough; from chronic tickling in larynx, ..."

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