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TINGLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tingling mean? 

TINGLING (noun)
  The noun TINGLING has 1 sense:

1. a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

  Familiarity information: TINGLING used as a noun is very rare.


TINGLING (adjective)
  The adjective TINGLING has 2 senses:

1. exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
2. causing or experiencing a painful shivering feeling as from many tiny pricks

  Familiarity information: TINGLING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TINGLING (noun)


Sense 1tingling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prickling; tingling; tingle

Hypernyms ("tingling" is a kind of...):

somaesthesia; somatesthesia; somatic sensation; somesthesia (the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tingling"):

pins and needles (a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation)


TINGLING (adjective)


Sense 1tingling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements

Synonyms:

tickling; tingling; titillating

Similar:

exciting (creating or arousing excitement)


Sense 2tingling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing or experiencing a painful shivering feeling as from many tiny pricks

Synonyms:

prickling; stinging; tingling

Context examples:

a prickling blush of embarrassment / the tingling feeling in a foot that has gone to sleep / the stinging windblown sleet

Similar:

painful (causing physical or psychological pain)


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