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

 

tinkle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋkl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tinkle
BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋkl//
 
he / she / it tinkles
BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋklz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋklz//
 
past simple tinkled
BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋkld//
 
past participle tinkled
BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋkld//
 
-ing form tinkling
BrE BrE//ˈtɪŋklɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪŋklɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] tinkle (something) to make a series of light high ringing sounds; to make something produce this sound A bell tinkled as the door opened. Water tinkled in the fountains. tinkling laughter He tinkled the ice in his glass and took a sip. 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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