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Meaning of TINKLE

Pronunciation:  'tingkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
  2. [v]  make or emit a high tinkling sound

TINKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: chink, clink, ting, tink
 See Also: go, sound, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tin"kle\, v. i. [Freq. of tink. See {Tink}, {Tingle}.]
    1. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a
       piece of metal does when struck; to clink.
             As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. --1 Cor.
                                                   xiii. 1.
             The sprightly horse Moves to the music of his
             tinkling bells.                       --Dodsley.
    2. To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
             And his ears tinkled, and the color fled. --Dryden.
  2. \Tin"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
  3. \Tin"kle\, n.
    A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.