American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
- v. Informal To urinate.
- v. To cause to tinkle.
- 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.
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.
- v. intransitive To make light metallic sounds, rather like a very small bell.
- v. intransitive, informal, juvenile To urinate.
- v. transitive To cause to tinkle.
- v. transitive To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling.
- n. A light metallic sound, resembling the tinkling of bells or wind chimes.
- n. UK, informal A telephone call.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.
- v. To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
- v. To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
- n. A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.
- 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)
“_click, click_ of the balls and the _thrum, thrum, tinkle, tinkle_ of”
“Most of the time, a light tinkle is complimented nicely by “I Will Always Love You” blasting wildly through the speakers.”
“Perhaps the faint, occasional tinkle from the bells on the Tree Lovers brought the little lurking smile to her lips.”
“When she cleaned the clams, she heard the coin tinkle down the vent pipe.”
“Sues's Big Al seemed more concerned with ringing a bell that he called his "tinkle" than announcing the day's sports action.”
“Recalling the tinkle of merry laughter, he was certain.”
“They jingled with every step, and the only thing that marred the music of their tinkle was the anxiety lest some officer of the”
“There was still many yards left, that could be paid out, when I heard my coin tinkle softly on the pavement.”
“Despite her troubles, the girl laughed, and Curtis recalled the tinkle of silver bells in a temple at evening on the banks of the far-away”
“And it changed my view of the word "tinkle" forever.”
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Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
words (seemingly) formed in imitation of a natural sound
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
words that describe sound
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Words that end like pickle. Listed here because they're funny (because they end like pickle).
“A verb which denotes the frequent occurrence or repetition of an action, as . . . waggle from wag.” — Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia.
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N stands for 'nasal', not 'n'
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Collecting a few words here, which are then to be alloted to other lists.
Words as I learn them.
Apparently, the ending -le often means something which happens frequently - eg something which sparks often sparkles.
Onomatopoeia that's also an English word (not too much sound symbolism, like "ta" or "ting")
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