There are 2 definitions of tingle in English:

tingle1

Syllabification: tin·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈtiNGgəl
 
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verb

  • 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 spine
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    prickle, sting; tremble, quiver, shiver

noun

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  • A slight prickling or stinging sensation: she felt a tingle in the back of her neck a tingle of anticipation
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    thrill, buzz, quiver, shiver, tingling, sting, stinging; tremor

Origin

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.

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There are 2 definitions of tingle in English:

tingle2

Line breaks: tin¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪŋg(ə)l/

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noun

  • An S-shaped metal clip used to support heavy panes of glass or slates on a roof.

Origin

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.

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