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tinkle

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verb tin·kle \ˈtiŋ-kəl\

Simple Definition of tinkle

  • : to make sounds like the sounds of a small bell

  • : to pass urine from the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tinkle

tinkled

tinkling

play \-k(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make or emit a tinkle or a sound suggestive of a tinkle

  3. 2 :  urinate

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to sound or make known (the time) by a tinkle

  6. 2a :  to cause to make a tinkleb :  to produce by tinkling <tinkle a tune>

Examples of tinkle in a sentence

  1. The ice tinkled in the glass.

  2. A piano was tinkling in the background.

  3. He tinkled a small bell.



Origin and Etymology of tinkle

Middle English, frequentative of tinken to tinkle, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


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tinkle

noun tin·kle

Simple Definition of tinkle

  • : the sound produced by a small bell or a similar sound

  • : a telephone call

  • : the act of passing urine from the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tinkle

  1. 1 :  a jingling effect in verse or prose

  2. 2 :  a series of short high ringing or clinking sounds

Examples of tinkle in a sentence

  1. <the soothing tinkle of the wind chime on the back porch>



1725

First Known Use of tinkle

1725



TINKLE Defined for Kids

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tinkle

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verb tin·kle \ˈtiŋ-kəl\

Definition of tinkle for Students

tinkled

tinkling

  1. :  to make or cause to make short high ringing or clinking sounds




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tinkle

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noun tin·kle

Definition of tinkle for Students

  1. :  a short high ringing or clinking sound





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