Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.
I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.
So, today’s word is: Knismesis.(Noun).
Knismesis refers to the light, feather-like type of tickling. This type of tickling feels pleasurable but generally does not induce laughter. It may be accompanied by an itching or shivering sensation.
From the Greek knismos = tickling.
Eg 1: Sam’s dog Brutus was a fearsome looking animal but could be reduced to a state of complete surrender by a long knismesis of his tummy.