Definitions for tickleˈtɪk əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tick•leˈtɪk əl(v.; n.)-led, -ling
(v.t.)to touch or stroke lightly with the fingers, a feather, etc., so as to excite a tingling or itching sensation in; titillate.
to poke some sensitive part of the body so as to excite spasmodic laughter.
to excite agreeably; gratify:
to tickle someone's vanity.
to amuse or delight:
The clown's antics tickled the kids.
(v.i.)to be affected with a tingling or itching sensation.
to produce such a sensation.
(n.)an act or instance of tickling.
a tickling sensation.
Idioms for tickle:
tickled pink,greatly pleased.
Origin of tickle:
1300–50; ME tikelen, freq. of tick1 (in obs. sense) to touch lightly
a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
tickle, tickling, titillation(verb)
the act of tickling
tickle, titillate, vellicate(verb)
touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
thrill, tickle, vibrate(verb)
feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
touch or stroke lightly
"The grass tickled her calves"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to lightly scratch your fingers on sb to make them laugh
His mom tickled his belly.
The act of tickling.
A feeling resembling the result of tickling.
I have a persistent tickle in my throat.
A narrow strait.
To touch repeatedly or stroke delicately in a manner which causes the recipient to feel a usually pleasant sensation of tingling or titillation.
He tickled Nancy's tummy, and she started to giggle.
To feel as if the body part in question is being tickled.
My nose tickles, and I'm going to sneeze!
To appeal to someone's taste, curiosity etc.
To cause delight or amusement.
He was tickled to receive such a wonderful gift.
Changeable, capricious; insecure.
Origin: tikelen, related to tinclian. Cognate with North Frisian "tigele" (Hallig dialect), and "tiikle" (Amrum dialect).
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
to please; to gratify; to make joyous
to feel titillation
to excite the sensation of titillation
ticklish; easily tickled
liable to change; uncertain; inconstant
wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest touch; unstable; easily overthrown
Translations for tickle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act or feeling of tickling.
- cócegasPortuguese (BR)
- das KitzelnGerman
- गुदगुदाहट, गुदगुदीHindi
- škakljanje, svrbežCroatian
- kutēšana; kutināšanaLatvian
- mâncărime, gâdiliturăRomanian
- щекотание; щекоткаRussian
- 癢Chinese (Trad.)
- cảm thấy buồn cườiVietnamese
- 痒Chinese (Simp.)
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