Meaning of goosebumps in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡuːsbʌmps/

plural noun

  • A state of the skin caused by cold, fear, or excitement, in which small bumps appear on the surface as the hairs become erect; goose pimples.

    ‘this place gives me goosebumps’
    • ‘every time I listen to it I get goosebumps at the guitar solos’
    • ‘When they pulled away, her skin was tingling and tight with goosebumps.’
    • ‘Tears began to prick my eyes as goosebumps ran down my arms from shock.’
    • ‘My bare arms were prickling with goosebumps, and a shiver ran through my body.’
    • ‘I'll get the rush of butterflies, the goosebumps, tingles down the spine.’
    • ‘Unless you want a red post-shave rash, wait to shave after the goosebumps have disappeared.’
    • ‘Maybe you get goosebumps and just know that it's one of the best pieces of recorded music you've ever heard.’
    • ‘I didn't exactly scream, but I do recall the goosebumps that ran up and down my arms.’
    • ‘If you can listen to it without getting goosebumps even once, I feel sorry for you.’
    • ‘Her skin tingled and goosebumps formed, as she hurried inside, her heels clacking along the concrete.’
    • ‘I felt goosebumps prick my arms and lower back as Ian's lips brushed my ear.’
    • ‘Small, prickly goosebumps broke out across her arms and stomach, sending a small, cold shiver through her.’
    • ‘He kissed her fingers with such softness, it sent a tingle of goosebumps up her arm.’
    • ‘The slight breeze chilled Brian's skin and made goosebumps prickle across his arms and neck.’
    • ‘I'm sure I'll get a rush of butterflies and the goosebumps, as well as tingles round the spine.’
    • ‘The silence gave her goosebumps because she didn't know what to expect.’
    • ‘April turned around, and her skin immediately broke out into goosebumps.’
    • ‘It's getting dark, and the air is chilly, raising goosebumps on your skin.’
    • ‘I felt goosebumps rise in my arms and I drew Stephan's cape closer around me.’
    • ‘I had goosebumps along my flesh because of the horrid cold of the room.’
    • ‘The tone was so icy that Jolene felt goosebumps rise on her arms, and she shivered as she extended a hand with which to gesture.’
    prickling, tingling, sting, stinging, smart, smarting, pricking, itch, creeping sensation, goosebumps, goose pimples, pins and needles