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Definition of "twinge" []

  • A sharp, sudden physical pain. See Synonyms at pain. (noun)
  • A mental or emotional pain: a twinge of guilt. (noun)
  • To cause to feel a sharp pain. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To tweak; pinch. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel a twinge or twinges. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "twinge" in a sentence
  • "One stoical person’s mild twinge is another, more sensitive patient’s agony."
  • "The delicate crystalline structure which had risen in the wake of his twinge was the result."
  • "Following Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Rams, Bidwell said he felt a "twinge" on his final punt earlier that afternoon."