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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

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
Laurence Olivier

I want big ideas to have aesthetic relevance. I want to tickle people's intellectual sensibilities and instill a sense of wonder.
Jason Silva

The worst moment was when I was performing and I was about to sing, but I choked. I had a tickle in my throat and I started coughing, and I couldn't get the words out. It lasted for like thirty seconds, but I got over it, and luckily the crowd didn't seem to care.
Chris Brown
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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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