To tickle someone is to touch a person on the part of the body that causes laughter or some kind of tingly physical stimulation.

These sentences incude some form of the word "tickle."

  • That tickles.
  • That’s tickling me.
  • The children are tickling each other.
  • They’re tickling each other’s feet.
  • Some people like to be tickled; others don’t.
  • Stop tickling.
  • Please, stop tickling me.
  • Walter doesn’t like to be tickled.
  • There’s something tickling me on my feet.
  • The grandmother gave her grandson a little tickle underneath the chin. (In this sentence, the word "tickle" is a noun.)

The word "ticklish" is an adjective:

  • She’s very ticklish. (She laughs easily upon being touched in certain places.)
  • He’s ticklish around his stomach.
  • The doctor’s hands made the young patient feel ticklish.
  • Some people are very ticklish; others aren’t.

There are some expressions that include the word "tickle."

  • This will tickle your fancy. (This will amuse you.)
  • Roger told some rib ticklers at the party. (He told some jokes.)
  • Ursula sat down at the piano to tickle the ivories. (tickle the ivories = play the piano)
  • That tickles me. (The amuses me, but I’m not laughing.)
  • I am tickled to death. (I am very amused, or I am very happy.)

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July 30, 2019