Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tinkling noise; the sound of successive tinks or clinks.
- n. A kind of blackbird, Quiscalus crassirostris, common in Jamaica : so called from its notes.
- n. A tinkle; a tinkling sound.
- n. The grackle.
- adj. One that tinkles.
- v. present participle of tinkle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A tinkle, or succession of tinkles.
- n. (Zoöl.) A grackle (Quiscalus crassirostris) native of Jamaica. It often associates with domestic cattle, and rids them of insects.
- adj. like the short high ringing sound of a small bell
“The day begins with dazzling light which is described as "tinkling bright silk thread" and "blazing needlework", where "one line springs from another, like vein branching from vein on a birch leaf, or the back of one's hand, or a precious stone".”
“Later, the bishop led me across his red shag carpet to a white fountain tinkling in the corner of his office.”
“At nine o'clock went to the Vatican; two large fantails with ostrich feathers; ladies penned up; Pope; cardinals kiss his hand in rotation; address in Latin, tinkling, like water gurgling from a bottle.”
“Because of the years of subjecting my eardrums to the sounds of high energy dance music, I thought he said "tinkling".”
“After dinner, when Celia was playing an "air, with variations," a small kind of tinkling which symbolized the aesthetic part of the young ladies 'education, Dorothea went up to her room to answer Mr. Casaubon's letter.”
“I could hear the sound of ice being scooped and dropped into tumblers, the sound of adults walking past with the liquid and frozen water making "tinkling" noises around me.”
“tinkling' of Peter's hammer to know a brief respite.”
“a small kind of tinkling which symbolized the aesthetic part of the young ladies 'education, Dorothea went up to her room to answer”
“My mother is and was a great beauty which meant, culturally: a Jewish girl with a straight nose—a charming woman who had big boobs and a small waist, a nice rear end, a lovely smile, a tinkling laugh, and an admiring glance for every handsome man she ever saw.”
“She rides around and around in circles, ringing her persistent tinkling bell.”
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The probing eye of Palomar peers skyward to reveal
A billion molten, fiery stars in our galactic wheel...
And shows that even this great disc
Is but a firefly burning,
Looking for tweets for tinkling.