Definition of “tickle” - English Dictionary

“tickle” in British English

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tickleverb

uk /ˈtɪk.əl/ us /ˈtɪk.əl/

ticklenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈtɪk.əl/ us /ˈtɪk.əl/

tickle noun [ S ] (TOUCH)

give sb a tickle

to tickle someone

tickle noun [ S ] (COUGH)

an unpleasant feeling in your throat that makes you want to cough

(Definition of “tickle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tickle” in American English

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tickleverb [ T ]

us /ˈtɪk·əl/

to touch someone in a way that causes a slightly uncomfortable physical feeling which makes you laugh:

She tickled his feet.

Idiom(s)

ticklenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɪk·əl/

an unpleasant feeling in your throat that might make you cough

(Definition of “tickle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)