Definition of ticklishness in US English:

ticklishness

noun

  • See ticklish

    • ‘Remembering that morning, on the plane, when Cassie began to display her ticklishness, which passed for flirting in Cassie's world, she felt mildly disgusted.’
    • ‘Once Marie has rubbed my feet vigorously in order to battle my chronic ticklishness, she spends an hour painstakingly applying pressure to every minute area with the edge of her thumb.’
    • ‘At first, there is a sensation of ticklishness.’
    • ‘I then realised that my ticklishness could prove to be a problem.’
    • ‘She snatched her arm back for fear that she would burst into a laughing spell from ticklishness.’

Pronunciation

ticklishness

/ˈtik(ə)liSHnəs//ˈtɪk(ə)lɪʃnəs/