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tinkle

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verb tin·kle \ˈtiŋ-kəl\

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


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tinkle

noun tin·kle

Definition of tinkle

  1. 1 :  a series of short high ringing or clinking sounds

  2. 2 :  a jingling effect in verse or prose

Examples of tinkle in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of tinkle

1725



TINKLE Defined for English Language Learners

tinkle

play
verb

Definition of tinkle for English Language Learners

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

  • : to pass urine from the body

tinkle

noun

Definition of tinkle for English Language Learners

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

  • : a telephone call

  • : the act of passing urine from the body


TINKLE Defined for Kids

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tinkle

play
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

play
noun tin·kle

Definition of tinkle for Students

  1. :  a short high ringing or clinking sound



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