tickling


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tick·le

 (tĭk′əl)
v. tick·led, tick·ling, tick·les
v.tr.
1. To touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements.
2.
a. To tease or excite pleasurably; titillate: suspense that tickles the reader's curiosity.
b. To fill with mirth or pleasure; delight.
v.intr.
To feel or cause a tingling sensation.
n.
1. The act of tickling.
2. A tickling sensation.
Idiom:
tickled pink Informal
Very pleased; delighted: I was tickled pink by the compliment.

[Middle English tikelen, perhaps frequentative of ticken, to touch lightly.]

tickling

(ˈtɪklɪŋ)
n
the act of touching, stroking, or poking a person, part of the body, etc, so as to produce pleasure, laughter, or a twitching sensation
adj
1. of or relating to a feeling of being tickled
2. causing a sensation of itching, tingling, or irritation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tickling - the act of ticklingtickling - the act of tickling      
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Adj.1.tickling - exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
Translations

tickling

[ˈtɪklɪŋ] Ncosquillas fpl

tickling

[ˈtɪklɪŋ]
1. nsolletico
2. adj (sensation) → di solletico; (cough) → che provoca una sensazione di irritazione in gola

tick·ling

n. cosquilla.

tickling

n cosquillas, cosquilleo
References in classic literature ?
Lessee you drink now," he said; and Jurgis took the bottle and turned it up to his mouth, and a wonderfully unearthly liquid ecstasy poured down his throat, tickling every nerve of him, thrilling him with joy.
And George and Tom moved to a comfortable seat in the chimney-corner, while Aunte Chloe, after baking a goodly pile of cakes, took her baby on her lap, and began alternately filling its mouth and her own, and distributing to Mose and Pete, who seemed rather to prefer eating theirs as they rolled about on the floor under the table, tickling each other, and occasionally pulling the baby's toes.
Pretty soon, various kinds of bugs and ants and worms and things began to flock in out of the wet and crawl down in- side my armor to get warm; and while some of them behaved well enough, and snuggled up amongst my clothes and got quiet, the majority were of a restless, uncomfortable sort, and never stayed still, but went on prowling and hunting for they did not know what; especially the ants, which went tickling along in wearisome procession from one end of me to the other by the hour, and are a kind of creatures which I never wish to sleep with again.
If talking of business means tickling your cheek against my whisker I've nothing to say against it.
Agatha had inserted a steely finger between her ribs, and was tickling her unendurably.
As I stared at this sinister apparition crawling towards me, I felt a tickling on my cheek as though a fly had lighted there.
Each of these little tickling arrows must have pleased my father," added Albert with a laugh.
Now this same Manling comes with soft, tickling words to this same Flathead, telling him that he is wise and strong and beautiful, and this same old Flathead believes and makes a place, thus, for this same stone-throwing Manling, and--Art thou at ease now?
She threw herself backwards on that couch in your room and laughed and laughed and laughed as if I had been tickling her, and she drummed on the floor with the heels of her shoes.
I woke in black midnight, and lay thinking of nothing in particular, when I felt a faint tickling thing, like a thread or a hair, trailed across my throat.
The expedition was typical of Miss Bartlett, who would return cold, tired, hungry, and angelic, with a ruined skirt, a pulpy Baedeker, and a tickling cough in her throat.