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ˈtɪŋ gəltin·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tinglenoun

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  2. prickling, tingle, tinglingverb

    a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

  3. tingle, prickleverb

    cause a stinging or tingling sensation


  1. tinglenoun

    A prickling or stinging sensation.

  2. tingleverb

    To have a prickling or mildly stinging sensation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tingleverb

    to feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound

  2. Tingleverb

    to feel a sharp, thrilling pain

  3. Tingleverb

    to have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation


  1. Tingle

    Tingle is the video game character of the eponymous Tingle series. He was originally part of the The Legend of Zelda series, first appearing in Majora's Mask, released in the year 2000. Since his first appearance, he has appeared in each installment of the series up through Spirit Tracks, except for Twilight Princess. He has gone on to be the star of video games for the Nintendo DS: Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, currently released in Japan and Europe, and the Japan exclusive games Tingle's Balloon Fight DS, Irozuki Tincle no Koi no Balloon Trip, as well as the DSiWare application Dekisugi Tingle Pack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tingle

    ting′gl, v.i. to feel a thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound: to feel a sharp, thrilling pain: to tinkle.—v.t. to cause to tingle, to ring.—n. a tingling sensation.—adj. Ting′lish, capable of tingling or thrilling. [M. E. tinglen, a variant of tinklen, itself a freq. of tinken, to tink.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tingle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tingle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tingle in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Fiery passion and intimacy are never sustained without deep love; love that makes your skin tingle when you smell her hair.

  2. Noelle Gregoire:

    It’s like having a broken arm every single day of your life, expect it’s in your legs and back, it starts to tingle and then it hurts a lot after.

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  • PrickelnGerman
  • pistely, nipistellä, kihelmöinti, pistellä, kihelmöidäFinnish
  • picotementFrench
  • solleticare, solletico, titillareItalian
  • tirpt, notirpums, tirpoņa, tirpšanaLatvian
  • tītī, tī, ongaonga, nanamuMāori
  • kriebelenDutch
  • swędzenie, dzwonienie, mrowieniePolish
  • покалывание, испытыватьRussian

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