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intransitive verb

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


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plural -s
: the sound of a light object striking against a resonant metal : plink
the crackling of the fire, the tink of sparks in the stovepipeDorothy Thomas
the wind caught a tink of harness rings and a jingle of spur rowelsTom Lea

Word History


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 19 Apr. 2024.

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