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Definition of tinkle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tinkle

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋkl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋkl//
     
    [usually singular]
     
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  1. 1(also tinkling [singular, uncountable]) a light high ringing sound the tinkle of glass breaking
  2. 2(old-fashioned, British English, informal) a telephone call
  3. 3(informal) an act of urinating to have a tinkle
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (also in the sense ‘tingle’): frequentative of obsolete tink ‘to chink or clink’, of imitative origin.
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