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  • n. Plural form of tinkling.


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  • And as he murmured these love endearments of namings, it seemed to him that in them were the ripplings of running waters, the tinklings of silver wind-bells, and the scents of the oleander and the jasmine.


  •  Ghostly children running through the old house and squawks of wild laughter all walled up with piano tinklings and tears swirled across my eyes.

    Magnets of Faith and Knowing

  • Most of the time this sound is unpat-terned, similar to the random tinklings one might hear from a set of wind chimes dangling in a breeze.


  • Its crystal tinklings changed into an angry chiming.

    The Moon Pool

  • Then a rain of tinklings that set the pulses racing with joy and at once checked them with tiny fingers of ice — and ringing through them

    The Moon Pool

  • Closer it drew and now there came to me sweet, insistent tinklings — like pizzicati on violins of glass; crystal clear; diamonds melting into sounds!

    The Moon Pool

  • Into the centre of the Veil the light drew itself, grew into an intolerable brightness — and with a storm of tinklings, a tempest of crystalline notes, a tumult of tiny chimings, through it sped — the Shining One!

    The Moon Pool

  • It hovered for a moment between the woman and the dwarf, as though contemplating them; turned to her with its storm of tinklings softened, its murmurings infinitely caressing.

    The Moon Pool

  • Indeed, more than half an hour must have elapsed, I calculated, between the moment the moon showed above the horizon and the first delicate onslaught of the tinklings.

    The Moon Pool

  • It was — an archaic — movement; she seemed to drag it from remote antiquity — yet in it was a strange suggestion of power, Twice she repeated this gesture and — the tinklings died away!

    The Moon Pool


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