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 ?
A man cannot spend his time tickling cats when he has to concentrate on a dilemma of this kind.
Lucy was naturally pleased that cousin Tom was so good to her, and it was very amusing to see him tickling a fat toad with a piece of string when the toad was safe down the area, with an iron grating over him.
That, ladies and gentlemen,' said Mrs Jarley, 'is jasper Packlemerton of atrocious memory, who courted and married fourteen wives, and destroyed them all, by tickling the soles of their feet when they were sleeping in the consciousness of innocence and virtue.
Observe that his fingers are curled as if in the act of tickling, and that his face is represented with a wink, as he appeared when committing his barbarous murders.
she whispered incessantly, kissing her head, her hands, her face, and feeling her own irrepressible and streaming tears tickling her nose and cheeks.
As bad was Harley Kennan's trick of catching him gloriously asleep on an edge of Villa's skirt and of tickling the hair between his toes and making him kick involuntarily in his sleep, until he kicked himself awake to hearing of gurgles and snickers of laughter at his expense.
Very fitting the grey sky should openly cry When you would wave your colourful tickling sticks and say 'Lock the doors no one is getting away More laughter and merriment is on its way'.
On the other hand, when someone else is tickling you, there are unexpected sensations on the skin and these then can result in the tickling sensation being activated.
Though tickling is a basic behavior in humans and some other mammals, its mechanisms are little understood.
com)-- TickleFilmer and former endurance competitive casting director David Starr appears in a critically acclaimed documentary about the "sport" of tickling.
For most people, tickling themselves is almost impossible.
To find out, O'Connor and his team used a simple model: the gentle tickling of a single mouse whisker, a sensory organ common to many animals.