From (etyl) ikil, ykle, from (etyl) (Gheg okull).
(dialectal) An icicle.
The act of tickling.
A feeling resembling the result of tickling.
(Newfoundland) A narrow strait.
* 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 169:
- I have a persistent tickle in my throat.
- Cow Head itself is a prominent headland connected to the settlement by a natural causeway, or ‘tickle ’ as the Newfoundlanders prefer it.
To touch repeatedly or stroke delicately in a manner which causes the recipient to feel a usually pleasant sensation of tingling or titillation.
- He tickled Nancy's tummy, and she started to giggle.
(of a body part) To feel as if the body part in question is being tickled.
- If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
To appeal to someone's taste, curiosity etc.
To cause delight or amusement in.
- My nose tickles , and I'm going to sneeze!
* Alexander Pope
- He was tickled to receive such a wonderful gift.
- Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
To feel titillation.
- Such a nature / Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow / Which he treads on at noon.
- He with secret joy therefore / Did tickle inwardly in every vein.
(terms derived from the verb "tickle")
* tickle someone's fancy
* tickle the dragon's tail
* tickle the ivories
* tickle pink
Changeable, capricious; insecure.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.4:
- So ticle be the termes of mortall state, / And full of subtile sophismes, which do play / With double senses, and with false debate [...].