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v. tin·kled, tin·kling, tin·kles
1. To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
2. Informal To urinate.
1. To cause to tinkle.
2. To signal or call by tinkling.
1. A light, clear metallic sound or a sound suggestive of it.
2. An act or instance of tinkling.

[Middle English tinklen, frequentative of tinken, to emit a brief metallic sound, perhaps of imitative origin.]

tin′kly adj.
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Adj.1.tinkly - like the short high ringing sound of a small bell; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"
reverberant - having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon"
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