from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
- intransitive v. Informal To urinate.
- transitive v. To cause to tinkle.
- transitive v. To signal or call by tinkling.
- n. A light, clear metallic sound or a sound suggestive of it.
- n. An act or instance of tinkling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make light metallic sounds, rather like a very small bell.
- v. To urinate.
- v. To cause to tinkle.
- v. To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling.
- n. A light metallic sound, resembling the tinkling of bells or wind chimes.
- n. A telephone call.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.
- intransitive v. To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
- transitive v. To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
- n. A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make or give forth a succession of little clinking sounds; clink or tink repeatedly or continuously.
- To tingle.
- To cause to clink or tink; jingle; ring.
- To affect by tinking sounds; lead or draw by ringing or jingling.
- To cause to ring or resound.
- n. A succession of small tinking or clinking sounds; a soft jingling noise.
- To tinker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make or emit a high sound
- n. a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
Middle English tinklen, frequentative of tinken, to emit a brief metallic sound, perhaps of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)