Definition of Tinkle

1. Noun. A light clear metallic sound as of a small bell.

Exact synonyms: Ting
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Ting, Ting, Tinkly



2. Verb. Make or emit a high sound. "Tinkling bells"
Exact synonyms: Chink, Clink, Tink
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Chink, Clink

Definition of Tinkle

1. v. i. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.

2. v. t. To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.

3. n. A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.

Definition of Tinkle

1. Verb. (intransitive) To make light metallic sounds, rather like a very small bell. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive informal juvenile) To urinate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to tinkle. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling. ¹

5. Noun. A light metallic sound, resembling the tinkling of bells or wind chimes. ¹

6. Noun. (UK informal) A telephone call. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tinkle

1. to make slight, sharp, metallic sounds [v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES]

Medical Definition of Tinkle

1. The common guillemot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tinkle

tinker's damn
tinker's root
tinker, tailor
tinkerbird
tinkerbirds
tinkered
tinkerer
tinkerers
tinkering
tinkerings
tinkerly
tinkers
tinkertoy
tinkertoys
tinking
tinkle (current term)
tinkle the ivories
tinkled
tinkler
tinklers
tinkles
tinklier
tinkliest
tinkling
tinklingly
tinklings
tinkly
tinks
tinley
tinlike

Literary usage of Tinkle

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1. Assimilative Memory: Or, How to Attend and Never Forget by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (1896)
"The third line runs thus : " How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle in the icy air ... They tinkle. 2. They tinkle in the night. 3. How they tinkle in the night. ..."

2. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis, Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1920)
"Succussion splash and metallic tinkle are the most pathognomonic signs of ... The genesis of metallic tinkle may be illustrated by the following experiment ..."

3. Comes One with a Song by Frank Lebby Stanton (1898)
"THE THRUSH SONG BROWN t'rush singin' in de woods fur off; "tinkle, ... Brown t'rush singin' whar de vines run 'cross; "tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, tinkle-tink ! ..."

4. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1902)
"How sombre, yet how sweet their music sadly swells, As they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the tranquil air of night, As they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, ..."

5. The Cloister and the Hearth: Or, Maid, Wife, and Widow; a Matter-of-fact Romance by Charles Reade (1861)
"tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, and you must sit to meat wilh maybe no stomach for food. Ere your meat settles in your stomach, tinkle, tinkle, and ye must to ..."

6. The Cloister and the Hearth: Or, Maid, Wife, and Widow; a Matter-of-fact Romance by Charles Reade (1861)
"tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, and you must sit to meat with maybe no stomach for food. Ere your meat settles in your stomach, tinkle, tinkle, and ye must to ..."

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