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English noun: tickle

1. tickle (cognition) a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking


Broader (hypernym)cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation

2. tickle (act) the act of tickling


Synonymstickling, titillation


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


English verb: tickle

1. tickle (perception) touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements


ExamplesDid he tickle his foot?


Synonymstitillate, vellicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)itch

2. tickle (emotion) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion


SamplesHe was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine.


Synonymsthrill, vibrate


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

3. tickle (contact) touch or stroke lightly


SamplesThe grass tickled her calves.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle









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