[[t]ˈtɪŋ gəl[/t]] v. -gled, -gling, n.
1) to have a sensation of slight prickles, stings, or tremors, as from cold
2) to cause such a sensation
3) a tingling sensation
4) the tingling action of cold, excitement, etc
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME; var. of tinkle tin′gler, n. tin′gling•ly, adv. tin′gly, adj. -gli•er, -gli•est.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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