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
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|DAILY BEAST
But the sound of their chanting and the tinkling of the small bell came to us as we leaned over the city walls.The Story of Assisi|Lina Duff Gordon
Give me tinkling shells from thy girdle and place them on my neck and in my beak.Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest|Katharine Berry Judson
Presently the tinkling bells were hushed, and the fairy horses stood very still before the tomb of Abraham Lincoln.
British Dictionary definitions for tinkling
Word Origin for tinkle
Word Origin and History for tinkling
"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.