When something tingles, it prickles or stings a tiny bit. Walking through a haunted house might make your skin tingle with fear.

A cool breeze makes your skin tingle, and a pep rally might leave you tingling with excitement. Tingle can also call be used as a noun: a tingle is similar to a shiver or a shudder, a light sensation that may have an emotional or physical cause. An earlier meaning of tingle was "a ringing sensation or sound."

Definitions of tingle
  1. verb
    cause a stinging or tingling sensation
    synonyms: prickle
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    type of:
    have or perceive an itch
  2. noun
    a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    synonyms: prickling, tingling
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    pins and needles
    a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation
    type of:
    somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia
    the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
  3. noun
    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    synonyms: chill, frisson, quiver, shiver, shudder, thrill
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    type of:
    fear, fearfulness, fright
    an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
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