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tin·kle

 (tĭng′kəl)
v. tin·kled, tin·kling, tin·kles
v.intr.
1. To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
2. Informal To urinate.
v.tr.
1. To cause to tinkle.
2. To signal or call by tinkling.
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tinkling - 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"
Translations

tinkling

[ˈtɪŋklɪŋ]
A. ADJque hace tilín
a tinkling soundun tilín
a tinkling streamun arroyo cantarín
B. Ntintineo m, tilín m

tinkling

n (of bells etc)Klingen nt, → Bimmeln nt (inf); (of piano)Klimpern nt; (of broken glass, ice cubes)Klirren nt
adj bellsklingend, bimmelnd (inf); pianoklimpernd; broken glass, ice cubesklirrend

tinkling

[ˈtɪŋklɪŋ]
1. adj (sound) → tintinnante, argentino/a
2. ntintinnio
References in classic literature ?
Among the many plans suggested, the one that found most favor was the proposal to tie a bell to the neck of the Cat, so that the Mice, being warned by the sound of the tinkling, might run away and hide themselves in their holes at his approach.
She was suddenly startled by the tinkling alarum--high, sharp, and irregular--of a little bell.
Many of this strange company wore foolscaps, and had little bells appended to their garments, tinkling with a silvery sound, responsive to the inaudible music of their gleesome spirits.
Often, the whole colony were playing at blindman's buff, magistrates and all, with their eyes bandaged, except a single scapegoat, whom the blinded sinners pursued by the tinkling of the bells at his garments.
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They found her a charming companion, and her dancing and laughter--for she laughed at times like the tinkling of a silver bell--did much to enliven their journey and keep them contented.
Camping WHEN we were young my wife and I We thought that camping we'd give a try Found a lovely spot by a tinkling stream The sort of spot you see in a dream Fed and watered and oh!
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