- 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.
nounBack to top
- 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.
Words that rhyme with tinglecommingle, cringle, dingle, Fingal, intermingle, jingle, mingle, shingle, single, swingle
Entry from British & World English dictionary
Middle English (denoting a small tack): related to Middle High German zingel 'small tack or hook', probably from a Germanic base meaning 'fasten'. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.