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English definition of “tingle”

tingle

noun [C]     /ˈtɪŋ.ɡəl/
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 .Feelings - general words tingly     /-i/ adjective causing a tingle: My massage had left me with a pleasant tingly sensation .Pain and painful
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