verb (used without object), tin·kled, tin·kling.
verb (used with object), tin·kled, tin·kling.
Origin of tinkle
Examples from the Web for tinkling
Contemporary Examples of tinkling
Tessie sat blowing rings of smoke up to the ceiling and tinkling the ice in her tumbler.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Historical Examples of tinkling
A bell had been tinkling nearer and nearer on the road ahead.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Hark, I hear the piping of the shepherd and the tinkling bell of the wether.The Book of Khalid
It rolls on with ease, it glides as it dances to the tinkling of its anklets.My Reminiscences
More shots—streaks of thin red flame, and a tinkling of glass.Prairie Flowers
James B. Hendryx
Gold and sunlight, myrrh and incense, the tinkling of anklets.Gigolo
Word Origin for tinkle
"to make a gentle ringing sound," late 14c., possibly a frequentative form of tinken "to ring, jingle," perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is recorded from 1960, from childish talk. Related: Tinkled; tinkling.