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American English: /ˈtɪk(ə)lɪʃ/
British English: /ˈtɪklɪʃ/

Translation of ticklish in Spanish:


  • 1 (person)to be ticklish
    tener cosquillas
    ser cosquilloso or (Mexico) cosquilludo
    Example sentences
    • The constant public childish bickering that had been going on between them ever since Matt had grown so irritable and ticklish some months ago could not have gone unnoticed.
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    Example sentences
    • ‘In terms of the allegations, this is a very ticklish situation, and what we are trying to do is get all the available opinions, including some legal advice,’ he said.
    • Again, kudos o'plenty are definitely in order for your discrete handling of a very ticklish situation.
    • In addition, there is the ticklish problem of reparations.

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