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tingle

[ting-guh l] /ˈtɪŋ gəl/
verb (used without object), tingled, tingling.
1.
to have a sensation of slight prickles, stings, or tremors, as from cold, a sharp blow, excitement, etc.:
I tingle all over.
2.
to cause such a sensation:
The scratch tingles.
noun
3.
a tingling sensation.
4.
the tingling action of cold, a blow, excitement, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English tinglen (v.), variant of tinkle
Related forms
tingler, noun
tinglingly, adverb
Synonyms
4. thrill, flutter.
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British Dictionary definitions for tingler

tingle

/ˈtɪŋɡəl/
verb
1.
(usually intransitive) to feel or cause to feel a prickling, itching, or stinging sensation of the flesh, as from a cold plunge or electric shock
noun
2.
a sensation of tingling
Derived Forms
tingler, noun
tingling, adjective
tinglingly, adverb
tingly, adjective
Word Origin
C14: perhaps a variant of tinkle
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Word Origin and History for tingler

tingle

v.

late 14c., "to have a ringing sensation when hearing something," later "to have a stinging or thrilling feeling," variation of tinkelen (see tinkle). Related: Tingled; tingling. The noun is first recorded 1700.

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