v. tin·gled, tin·gling, tin·gles
1. To have the sensation of being tapped or poked lightly with many needles in a certain area of the body, often caused by the cold, a sharp slap, or excitement: tingled all over with joy.
2. To cause such a sensation: The scratchy fabric tingled.
To cause to tingle.
A tingling sensation.
[Middle English tinglen, alteration of tinklen; see TINKLE.]
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