chinkle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variation of kinkle.

Noun[edit]

chinkle (plural chinkles)

  1. (nautical) A turn or kink in a rope.

Etymology 2[edit]

From chink +‎ -le.

Verb[edit]

chinkle (third-person singular simple present chinkles, present participle chinkling, simple past and past participle chinkled)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To chink or jingle
  2. (transitive) To tinkle or cause to tinkle; produce a continued chinking sound
    He chinkled the coins in his pocket.

References[edit]

[1] (chinking of rails), [2] (chinkle of reins), [3] (the fountain chinkles)