tin·​kly ˈtiŋ-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce tinkly (audio)
: that tinkles : tinkling

Examples of tinkly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tinkly piano comes in. Posting Cringe, Vulture, 6 Jan. 2022 The tinkly sound emanates from small speaker cabinets made from boxes that were previously used to fade the cloth. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Witnesses said that the driver had approached the barriers, stopped, then slowly plowed through them, his tinkly music providing a taunting soundtrack. The New Yorker, 31 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tinkly was in 1860

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“Tinkly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinkly. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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