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English Dictionary: tickling by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
    Synonym(s): tickling, tingling, titillating
  1. the act of tickling [syn: tickle, tickling, titillation]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tickle \Tic"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tickled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Tickling}.] [Perhaps freq. of tick to beat; pat; but cf.
      also AS. citelian to tickle, D. kittelen, G. kitzlen, OHG.
      chizzil[d3]n, chuzzil[d3]n, Icel. kitla. Cf. {Kittle}, 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.
                     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.
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