vb, tick*led tick*ling vi 1 : to have a tingling or prickling sensation <my back s> 2 : to excite the surface nerves to prickle vt : to touch (as a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
, n 1 : the act of tickling 2 : a tickling sensation <a cough is a reflex to a in the throat -Karl Menninger> 3 : something that tickles .
Similar sounding terms: de·claw dew·claw dkl
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