\ ˈtiŋk \

Definition of tink

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a tinkling sound : tinkle no roar came … and no bell tinked— F. M. Ford


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plural -s

Definition of tink (Entry 2 of 2)

: the sound of a light object striking against a resonant metal : plink the crackling of the fire, the tink of sparks in the stovepipe— Dorothy Thomas the wind caught a tink of harness rings and a jingle of spur rowels— Tom Lea

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History and Etymology for tink

Intransitive verb

Middle English tinken, of imitative origin

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“Tink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tink. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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