verb (used without object), tin·kled, tin·kling.
verb (used with object), tin·kled, tin·kling.
Origin of tinkle
Related formsout·tin·kle, verb (used with object), out·tin·kled, out·tin·kling.
Examples from the Web for tinkle
It was a silent Mass, during which neither the sound of the moving lips nor the tinkle of the bell was audible.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
They hear the tinkle of bells, the gallop of speeding hoofs upon the pavement.Dangerous Ground|Lawrence L. Lynch
At this moment they heard the tinkle of the silver bowl, into which her husband threw a little ball when he wanted her.The Bride of the Nile, Complete|Georg Ebers
He supposed at first it was a customer, when he heard a footstep at the door, and then caught the tinkle of the watchful bell.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
Mr. Tinkle's princely offer was but the beginning of a series of handsome and useful gifts.The House|Eugene Field