Tickle

Definition of Tickle

Tic´kle
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tickled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tickling .]
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.
v. i.1.To feel titillation.
He with secret joy therefore
Did tickle inwardly in every vein.
- Spenser.
2.To excite the sensation of titillation.
a.1.Ticklish; easily tickled.
2.Liable to change; uncertain; inconstant.
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.
Thy head stands so tickle on thy shoulders, that a milkmaid, if she be in love, may sigh it off.
- Shak.

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