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tick·ling

(tik'ling),
Denoting a peculiar itching or tingling sensation caused by excitation of surface nerves, as of the skin by light stroking.

tickling

(tik'ling)
Gentle stimulation of a sensitive surface and its reflex effect, such as involuntary laughter. Synonym: titillation

tick·ling

(tik'ling)
Denoting a peculiar itching or tingling sensation caused by excitation of surface nerves, as of the skin by light stroking.
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One said: "#ThisMorning discussing 'should tickling children be made illegal' what the hell has this world become.
David Farrier and his co-director Dylan Reeve went in search of the story behind the tickling. They found David Starr, a former casting agent for the organizers...
Next, one of the scientists used the device to move the paintbrush to a specific sound - making the tickling predictable.
Researchers at the Institute of Neurology in London made the discovery by seeing how tickling affected the brains of three volunteers.
Laughter in animals is a form of social bonding based on a primordial reflex to tickling, but human laughter has come a long way from these playful roots, researchers said.
There's something about little round tummies and pink belly buttons that makes tickling a toddler an almost irresistible activity - not to mention the peels of laughter a chuck under the chin can produce.
On the other hand, when someone else is tickling you, there are unexpected sensations on the skin and these then can result in the tickling sensation being activated.
LIGHTING-UP: Ken Dodd, and tickling sticks, at the switch-on Picture: GARETH JONES
The veteran funnyman's antics with his tickling stick don't really make people smile, according to new research carried out by psychologist Christine Harris of the University of California, in San Diego.
Erotic tickling is an unusual form of sex play but can be extremely arousing.
Guest of honour at Thomas Lane school was Ken Dodd, tickling expert and ex-pupil.
MY girlfriend is obsessed with tickling. She wants me to tickle her whenever we make love.