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



    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
    [usually singular] (also tingling [singular, uncountable])
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  1. 1a slight stinging or uncomfortable feeling in a part of your body As she warmed her hands by the fire, she felt a tingle in her fingers.
  2. 2an exciting or uncomfortable feeling of emotion to feel a tingle of excitement
  3. Word Originlate 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 The sound sent a tingle up my spine. They felt a tingle of anticipation as the aircraft raced along the runway. a tingle of excitement
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