tinkly

adjective
tin·​kly | \ ˈtiŋ-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce tinkly (audio) \

Definition of tinkly

: that tinkles : tinkling

Examples of tinkly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 10 minutes into the piece, to take just one example, there’s a thrilling juncture when the texture grows darker as the French horns, trombones and male voices gradually ease onto the scene and the tinkly percussion evaporates like morning dew. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "John Luther Adams’ ‘Become Desert’ is a shimmery masterpiece," 9 Apr. 2018 With its Madeline murals by Ludwig Bemelmans and tinkly piano music, nothing else quite says old New York. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Drink in New York Like a Literary Legend," 4 Aug. 2017 With its Madeline murals by Ludwig Bemelmans and tinkly piano music, nothing else quite says old New York. Lale Arikoglu, CNT, "Where to Drink in New York Like a Literary Legend," 4 Aug. 2017 LET’S EAT GRANDMA Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, the two teenagers who make up Let’s Eat Grandma, play songs that can be tinkly and delicate one moment and brutal the next. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Finding the Joy at South by Southwest: 12 Notable Acts," 19 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of tinkly

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Tinkly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinkly. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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