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

v cause a stinging or tingling sensation

Type of:
have or perceive an itch

n a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

prickling, tingling
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

n an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

chill, frisson, quiver, shiver, shudder, thrill
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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