Definitions

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

Etymologies

Middle English tinglen, alteration of tinklen; see tinkle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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