from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To have a prickling, stinging sensation, as from cold, a sharp slap, or excitement: tingled all over with joy.
- intransitive v. To cause a prickling, stinging sensation or feeling: The straw tingled.
- transitive v. To cause to tingle.
- n. A prickly or stinging sensation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To have a prickling or mildly stinging sensation.
- v. To make ringing sounds, to twang.
- n. A prickling or stinging sensation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound.
- intransitive v. To feel a sharp, thrilling pain.
- intransitive v. To have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a succession of clear ringing sounds; jingle; tinkle.
- To have a prickling or stinging sensation, as with cold; experience a sensation of thrills or slight prickly pains, as from a sudden tremulous excitement of the nerves.
- To cause a tingling sensation; act so as to produce a prickling or thrilling effect.
- To cause to tingle; ring; tinkle.
- n. A tink or tinkle; a tinkling sound.
- n. A tingling sensation; a state of nervous prickling or thrilling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause a stinging or tingling sensation
- n. a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
- n. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
Middle English tinglen, alteration of tinklen; see tinkle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)