Definition Of prickle


(of a person's skin or a part of the body) experience a tingling sensation, especially as a result of strong emotion.

the sound made her skin prickle with horror

a short, slender, sharp-pointed outgrowth on the bark or epidermis of a plant; a small thorn.

the prickles of the blackberry bushes

Example Of prickle

  • A prickle caught my T-shirt and I pulled the shirt off the prickle and crawled.

  • Even so, she was aware of icy sweat prickling her neck.

  • For just a moment Silver felt a prickle of unease about her choice of this man, but it was too late for doubts now.

  • He growled, and I felt a prickle of fear, he had never talked to me like this before.

  • Her face stung from the cold, her arms prickled , and she shivered slightly.

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