- Experience or cause to experience a slight prickling or stinging sensation: [no object]: she was tingling with excitement [with object]: a standing ovation that tingled your spineMore example sentences
- Suddenly, Jerry's spine tingled, as a slight breeze washed over him.
- She felt the corner of her eyes prickle and her nose tingled as tiny tears slipped down her cheek, mingling with the blood.
- I knew Seth wasn't jealous or anything but my stomach tingled at the slightest possibility that he was.
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- A slight prickling or stinging sensation: a tingle of anticipationMore example sentences
prickling, tingling, sting, stinging, smart, smarting, pricking, itch, creeping sensation, goose pimples, gooseflesh, pins and needles; North American goosebumpstremor, wave, rush, surge, flash, flush, blaze, stab, dart, throb, tremble, quiver, shiver, flutter, shudder, vibration; flow, gush, stream, flood, torrent
- A slight tingle filled her hands as she held the vessel and she could feel her anxiety pass into nothingness.
- At the moment, all she felt was a slight tingle on the surface of her skin.
- At most, such discharges may cause a slight tingle in the skin of those touching the patient at the time.
late Middle English: perhaps a variant of tinkle. The original notion was perhaps 'ring in response to a loud noise', but the term was very early applied to the result of hearing something shocking.