/ting"keuhl/, v., tinkled, tinkling, n.
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. Baby Talk. to urinate.
4. to cause to tinkle or jingle: The goat tinkled its bell every time it raised its head. Who's tinkling the piano?
5. to make known, call attention to, attract, or summon by tinkling.
6. a tinkling sound or tune.
7. an act or instance of tinkling.
8. Informal. a telephone call: Give me a tinkle before you leave for Europe.
[1350-1400; ME tynclen, freq. of tinken to clink; imit.]

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