Predicate: tickle

Roleset id: tickle.01 , to touch in such a way as to induce laughter and/or crying, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

tickle.01: TICKLE-V NOTES: Frame file for "tickle" loosely based on frame for "paw". includes metaphorical usages. Member of Vncls amuse-31.1, touch-20-1, tingle-40.8.2. VN, FN udated by Julia, 10/2010. (from tickle.01-v) TICKLING-N NOTES: Based on Thyme and Sharp data. Comparison to tickle.01. Tickle.01 is a member of VN classes amuse-31.1, tingle-40.8.2, and touch-20-1. Framed by Katie. (from tickling.01-n)


tickling (n.)
tickle (v.)Perception_body Experiencer_obj


        Arg0-PAG: tickler, agent (vnrole: 20-1-Agent, 31.1-Stimulus, 40.8.2-Stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: thing tickled, patient (vnrole: 20-1-Experiencer, 31.1-Experiencer, 40.8.2-Experiencer, 40.8.2-Patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument of tickling (vnrole: 20-1-Instrument)

Example: without instrument

        Greg tickled Marsha for a whole episode of the Brady Bunch.

        Arg0: Greg
        Rel: tickled
        Arg1: Marsha
        Argm-tmp: for a whole episode of the Brady Bunch

Example: with instrument

        The kitten tickled Norm's face with its whiskers.

        Arg0: the kitten
        Rel: tickled
        Arg1: Norm's face
        Arg2: with its whiskers

Example: when in doubt between arg 0 and and 2, use arg 0

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        The cough's tickling of his throat

        Arg0: The cough's
        Rel: tickling
        Arg1: of his throat