Definition of Tinkling

1. Adjective. Like the short high ringing sound of a small bell. "Sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"

Exact synonyms: Tinkly
Similar to: Reverberant
Derivative terms: Tinkle



Definition of Tinkling

1. n. A tinkle, or succession of tinkles.

Definition of Tinkling

1. Noun. A tinkle; a tinkling sound. ¹

2. Noun. The grackle. ¹

3. Adjective. One that tinkles. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of tinkle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tinkling

1. the sound made by something that tinkles [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tinkling

1. 1. A tinkle, or succession of tinkles. "Drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds." (Gray) 2. A grackle (Quiscalus crassirostris) native of Jamaica. It often associates with domestic cattle, and rids them of insects. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tinkling

tinkering
tinkerings
tinkerly
tinkers
tinkertoy
tinkertoys
tinking
tinkle
tinkle the ivories
tinkled
tinkler
tinklers
tinkles
tinklier
tinkliest
tinkling (current term)
tinklingly
tinklings
tinkly
tinks
tinley
tinlike
tinman
tinmen
tinmouths
tinned
tinned dog
tinned goods
tinned meat

Literary usage of Tinkling

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1. Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical by William Henry Foote (1855)
"tinkling SPRING. GOING down from the splendid prospect on Rockfish Gap, to the edge of the "lake country," as the Sage of Monticello termed it, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"verses the latter by the entanglement of mucus. He thinks that the tinkling will be more or less loud and distinct in proportion as the ..."

3. Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament by John Brown (1818)
"... and all knowledge; and though I nave all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. a tinkling cymbal. ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Door-latch and tinkling staples ring ; — At length a whispering voice. ' Awake, awake, arise, my love t How, Helen, dost thou fare ? ..."

5. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery edited by Lunsford Pitts Yandell, Theodore Stout Bell (1842)
"Laennec, too, had observed that, after the operation for empyema, in which the puncture is made above the level of the fluid, metallic tinkling is ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine by John Elliotson, Thomas Stewardson (1844)
"Metallic tinkling.—By "metallic tinkling" is meant that sound which may be perfectly imitated by gently striking a piece of metal, glass, or china, ..."

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