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tinkle

tin·kle

tinkle

 
pronunciation:
tIng kl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tinkled, tinkles, tinkling
definition: to make faint or light ringing sounds, as small chimes.
synonyms:
clink, jingle, plink
similar words:
chink, ding, ring, ting
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to make light ringing or jingling sounds.
synonyms:
clink, jingle, plink
similar words:
chink, ding, ring, ting
definition 2: to touch (piano keys or the like) lightly to produce short light tones.
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of tinkling, or the sound thus produced.
synonyms:
clink, jingle, plink
similar words:
chink, ding, ring, ting, ting-a-ling
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