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English definition of “tingle”

tingle

verb [I] uk   /ˈtɪŋ.ɡəl/ us  
to have a feeling as if a lot of sharp points are being put quickly and lightly into your body: My fingers and toes are tingling with the cold. There's a line in that poem that makes my spine tingle every time I read it. When you tingle with an emotion, such as excitement or fear, you feel it very strongly: She tingled with fear as she entered the dark alleyway.

tingle

noun [C] uk   /ˈtɪŋ.ɡəl/ us  
a feeling as if a lot of sharp points are being put quickly and lightly into your body: There's a slight tingle in my wrists. She stroked his head, sending tingles down his spine.
tingly
adjective uk   /-i/ us  
causing a tingle: My massage had left me with a pleasant tingly sensation.
(Definition of tingle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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