Pronunciation: (twinj), [key]
—n., v., twinged, twing•ing.
1. a sudden, sharp pain: On damp days, he's often bothered by a twinge of rheumatism.
2. a mental or emotional pang: a twinge of guilt; twinges of sorrow.
1. to affect (the body or mind) with a sudden, sharp pain or pang.
2. to pinch; tweak; twitch.
to have or feel a sudden, sharp pain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.