tingle

[ting-guhl]
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; Middle English tinglen (v.), variant of tinkle

tingler, noun
tinglingly, adverb


4. thrill, flutter.
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tingle (ˈtɪŋɡəl)
 
vb
1.  (usually intr) to feel or cause to feel a prickling, itching, or stinging sensation of the flesh, as from a cold plunge or electric shock
 
n
2.  a sensation of tingling
 
[C14: perhaps a variant of tinkle]
 
'tingler
 
n
 
'tingling
 
adj
 
'tinglingly
 
adv
 
'tingly
 
adj

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tingle
1388, "to have a ringing sensation when hearing something," later "to have a stinging or thrilling feeling," variation of tinkelen (see tinkle). The noun is first recorded 1700.
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Example sentences for tingling
Doing so usually causes users to feel a tingling and numbing sensation in their mouths.
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