[ ting-klee ]
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adjective,tin·kli·er, tin·kli·est.
  1. tinkling or producing a tinkling sound.

Origin of tinkly

First recorded in 1890–95; tinkle + -y1

Words Nearby tinkly

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How to use tinkly in a sentence

  • I hear bells,” she announced dreamily, “little tinkly bells like fairies.

    Peggy Raymond's Vacation | Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
  • She came by night to the village and stole the Chief's beautiful horse, all covered with little tinkly bells.

    Kisington Town | Abbie Farwell Brown
  • It must have sounded as tinkly as one of those tiny children's pianos which you can buy at every toy-shop.

    The Story of Mankind | Hendrik van Loon
  • The old spinets and harpsichords, with their charming inlaid cases, were beautiful, but they gave forth only tinkly sounds.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • Often they were supplemented with candelabra of bronze or brass, tricked out with tinkly pendant prisms.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South | Martha McCulloch Williams