Tickle : Definition

Tickle

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Definitions of Tickle

Pronunciation : Tic"kle
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Perhaps freq. of tick to beat; pat; but cf. also AS. citelian to tickle, D. kittelen, G. kitzlen, OHG. chizzilon, chuzzilon, Icel. kitla. Cf. Kittle, v. t.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Tickled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tickling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tic"kle
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To feel titillation. He with secret joy therefore Did tickle inwardly in every vein. Spenser.

2. To excite the sensation of titillation. Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tic"kle
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : 1. Ticklish; easily tickled. [Obs.]

2. Liable to change; uncertain; inconstant. [Obs.] The world is now full tickle, sikerly. Chaucer. So tickle is the state of earthy things. Spenser.

3. Wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest touch; unstable; easily overthrown. [Obs.] Thy head stands so tickle on thy shoulders, that a milkmaid, if she be in love, may sigh it off. Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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