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tinkle: Meaning and Definition of

tin•kle

Pronunciation: (ting'kul), [key]
? v., n. -kled, -kling,
?v.i.
  1. to give forth or make a succession of short, light, ringing sounds, as a small bell.
  2. to run one's fingers lightly over a keyboard instrument or to play such an instrument simply or badly.
  3. to urinate.
?v.t.
  1. to cause to tinkle or jingle: The goat tinkled its bell every time it raised its head. Who's tinkling the piano?
  2. to make known, call attention to, attract, or summon by tinkling.
?n.
  1. a tinkling sound or tune.
  2. an act or instance of tinkling.
  3. a telephone call: Give me a tinkle before you leave for Europe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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