Definition of tingle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tingle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tingle
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
     
    he / she / it tingles
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡlz//
     
    past simple tingled
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡld//
     
    past participle tingled
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡld//
     
    -ing form tingling
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a part of your body) to feel as if a lot of small sharp points are pushing into it The cold air made her face tingle. a tingling sensation Synonymshurtache burn sting tingle itch throbThese are all words that can be used when part of your body feels painful.hurt (of part of your body) to feel painful; (of an action) to cause pain:My feet hurt. Ouch! That hurt!ache to feel a continuous dull pain:I’m aching all over.burn (of part of your body) to feel very hot and painful:Our eyes were burning from the chemicals in the air.sting to make somebody feel a sharp burning pain or uncomfortable feeling in part of their body; (of part of your body) to feel this pain:My eyes were stinging from the smoke.tingle (of part of your body) to feel as if a lot of small sharp points are pushing into the skin there:The cold air made her face tingle.itch to have an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch; to make your skin feel like this:I itch all over. Does the rash itch?throb (of part of your body) to feel pain as a series of regular beats:His head throbbed painfully.Patterns your eyes hurt/​ache/​burn/​sting/​itch your skin hurts/​burns/​stings/​tingles/​itches your flesh hurts/​burns/​stings/​tingles your head hurts/​aches/​throbs your stomach hurts/​aches to really hurt/​ache/​burn/​sting/​tingle/​itch/​throb to hurt/​ache/​sting/​itch badly/​a lot It hurts/​stings/​tingles/​itches.
  2. 2[intransitive] tingle with something to feel an emotion strongly She was still tingling with excitement.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps a variant of tinkle. The original sense was perhaps ‘ring in response to a loud noise’, but the term was very early applied to the result of hearing something shocking.Extra examples Her legs were tingling painfully. Her skin was still tingling from the shower. His whole body was tingling with excitement. You may get a tingling sensation in your fingers.
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