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See also: Tingle
From Middle English tinglen, a variant of tinclen (“to tinkle”). More at tinkle.
tingle (third-person singular simple present tingles, present participle tingling, simple past and past participle tingled)
- (intransitive) To feel a prickling or mildly stinging sensation.
- My hands were tingling from the cold.
- I got hit in the butt yesterday, and it still tingles.
- 1913, Eleanor H. Porter, chapter 8, in Pollyanna, L.C. Page, →OCLC:
- For five minutes Pollyanna worked swiftly, deftly, combing a refractory curl into fluffiness, perking up a drooping ruffle at the neck, or shaking a pillow into plumpness so that the head might have a better pose. Meanwhile the sick woman, frowning prodigiously, and openly scoffing at the whole procedure, was, in spite of herself, beginning to tingle with a feeling perilously near to excitement.
- (transitive) To cause to feel a prickling or mildly stinging sensation.
- Tingle your tastebuds with these exotic dishes.
- (intransitive) To ring, to tinkle.
- (transitive) To cause to ring, to tinkle.
- 1876, Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark […] , London: Macmillan, Fit the Second. The Bellman's Speech:
- […] the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
And that was to tingle his bell.
- (intransitive) To make ringing sounds; to twang.
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, “chapter 13”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, →OCLC:
- Sideways leaning, we sideways darted; every ropeyarn tingling like a wire; the two tall masts buckling like Indian canes in land tornadoes.
- 1859-1895, Charles Dickens, All the Year Round
- sharp tingling bells
to have a prickling or mildly stinging sensation
to cause to feel a prickling or mildly stinging sensation
intransitive: to ring
transitive: to cause to ring
intransitive: to make ringing sounds — See also translations at twang
tingle (plural tingles)
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