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1. tickle

noun. ['ˈtɪkəl'] a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking.

Synonyms

  • cutaneous sensation
  • skin sensation

Antonyms

  • deaden
  • sedate
  • de-energise

Etymology

  • tikelen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Tickle

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  • brickle
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Example sentences of the word tickle


1. Adjective
Male Burmese pythons sometimes employ their spurs to lightly tickle females -- and woo them for mating.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Feeling that little tickle in your throat during cold and flu season?

3. Verb, base form
Be careful not to tickle too much or it will get too excited.

Quotes containing the word tickle


1. There's not a lot of other stuff I admire about his content, but there's something about Howard Stern and his perseverance in a very difficult industry. He does tickle me in certain ways with humor.
- Ashleigh Banfield

2. stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

3. I do have a point to all this,” she continues. “There are like twenty people in that waiting room right now. Some of them are related to you. Some of them are not. But we’re all your family.” She stops now. Leans over me so that the wisps of her hair tickle my face. She kisses me on the forehead. “You still have a family,” she whispers.
- Gayle Forman, If I Stay

2. tickle

noun. ['ˈtɪkəl'] the act of tickling.

Synonyms

  • touching
  • tickling
  • touch

Antonyms

  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • calm
  • stifle

Etymology

  • tikelen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. tickle

verb. ['ˈtɪkəl'] touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements.

Synonyms

  • titillate
  • vellicate

Antonyms

  • unmoving
  • unexciting
  • diverge

Etymology

  • tikelen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. tickle

verb. ['ˈtɪkəl'] feel sudden intense sensation or emotion.

Synonyms

  • vibrate
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • thrill
  • shake
  • shake up

Antonyms

  • calmness
  • fearlessness
  • strengthen
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • tikelen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tickle

verb. ['ˈtɪkəl'] touch or stroke lightly.

Synonyms

  • fondle

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • curse

Etymology

  • tikelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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