tickling

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tickle \Tic"kle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tickled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tickling}.] [Perhaps freq. of tick to beat; pat; but cf. also AS. citelian to tickle, D. kittelen, G. kitzlen, OHG. chizzil[=o]n, chuzzil[=o]n, Icel. kitla. Cf. {Kittle}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To touch lightly, so as to produce a peculiar thrilling sensation, which commonly causes laughter, and a kind of spasm which become dengerous if too long protracted.

If you tickle us, do we not laugh? --Shak.

2. To please; to gratify; to make joyous.

Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. --Pope.

Such a nature Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow Which he treads on at noon. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tickling

adjective

1: exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements [syn: {tickling}, {tingling}, {titillating}]

noun

1: the act of tickling [syn: {tickle}, {tickling}, {titillation}]


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