TICK'LE, v.t. [L. titillo, corrupted.]1. To touch lightly and cause a peculiar thrilling sensation, which cannot be described. A slight sensation of this kind may give pleasure, but when violent it is insufferable.2. To please by slight gratification. A glass of wine may tickle the palate. Such a nature Tickled with good success.
TICK'LE, v.i. To feel titillation. He with secret joy therefore Did tickle inwardly in every vein.
TICK'LE, a. Tottering; wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest touch; unstable; easily overthrown. Thy head stands so tickle on thy shoulders, that a milkmaid, if in love, may sign it off. The state of Normandy Stands on a tickle point.[This word is wholly obsolete, at least in N. England. Ticklish is the word used.]