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
- n. A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.
- 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.
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.
- To tinker.
- n. A succession of small tinking or clinking sounds; a soft jingling noise.
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
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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.