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Definition of Tickle


  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.
  2. To please; to gratify; to make joyous.
  3. To feel titillation.
  4. To excite the sensation of titillation.
  5. Ticklish; easily tickled.
  6. Liable to change; uncertain; inconstant.
  7. Wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest touch; unstable; easily overthrown.

Tickle Quotations

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
William Shakespeare

Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming.
Michael Stuhlbarg

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
Charles Lamb

I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of... our mental faculties.
Steven Pinker
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Tickle Translations

tickle in Danish is kildre
tickle in Dutch is kriebelen, kietelen
tickle in Finnish is kutittaa
tickle in French is chatouiller
tickle in German is kitzeln, kitzeln, kitzele
tickle in Italian is solleticare
tickle in Norwegian is kile
tickle in Spanish is cosquillas, hacer cosquillas
tickle in Swedish is kittling, kittla
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