Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tickle

2 senses of tickle

Sense 1
tickle -- (a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking)
       => cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation -- (a sensation localized on the skin)

Sense 2
tickle, tickling, titillation -- (the act of tickling)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tickle

3 senses of tickle

Sense 1
tickle, titillate, vellicate -- (touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements)
       => itch -- (have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!")

Sense 2
thrill, tickle, vibrate -- (feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 3
tickle -- (touch or stroke lightly; "The grass tickled her calves")
       => caress, fondle -- (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi")

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