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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

a gentle stimulation of the skin surface that produces pleasurable reflexes.

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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Although there isn't a solid science-based answer for why we are ticklish, that hasn't kept people from researching and speculating.
The world's first ticklish Toyota Yaris - which shaked, giggled and squirted water at passersby at the Library of Birmingham - has special connections to the West W Midlands after actor and comedian Lenny Henry recorded a booming laugh that sounded when ticklers hit a sensitive spot.
Ticklish collection of anecdotes and observation about life in Glasgow collated by Allan Brown.
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An attendant at a beauty parlour in the capital which offers the pedicure said the experience is ticklish at first, but customers slowly get used to the novelty.
From why we hiccup, feel ticklish and throw up to why we have two ears, crave junk food and love pets, Totally Human covers the gamut on why we look and act the way we do.
A spokesman for the spa said: "Your hands and feet will feel a little ticklish at first but then you can relax with a nice massage.
Ticklish pandas, frolicking penguins, a growling lion, a cascading waterfall, waterfall climbing fish, a fish devouring bear, birds, butterflies, a koala and a jumping frog get together on the Google doodle.
Tickling Thanks mainly to the genes I inherited from my preposterously sensitive Dad I am ridiculously ticklish, to the point where any contact at all with the soles of my feet has me writhing and wriggling like a wrestler trying to get out of an ankle lock.
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UP FOR GRABS: Fifi and the Flowertots ticklish bumper prizes for 10 readers.
Police in Campania, Italy, are investigating a sort a sensitive and ticklish crime: an alleged assault and battery where the suspects are a middle-aged priest and two 83-year-old nuns.