tink

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

tink (third-person singular simple present tinks, present participle tinking, simple past and past participle tinked)

  1. To emit a high-pitched noise.
    Jimmy heard the bells tink.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif Bible, 1 Corinthians xiii to this entry?)
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Noun[edit]

tink (plural tinks)

  1. (dated) A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.

Etymology 2[edit]

knit spelled backwards.

Verb[edit]

tink (third-person singular simple present tinks, present participle tinking, simple past and past participle tinked)

  1. (knitting, slang, transitive) To unknit.
    • Amy Lane, A Knitter in His Natural Habitat (page 48)
      Stanley knitted when he should have purled and swore, tinking the knitting back to fix the flaw.
    • 2006, Heather Dixon, Not Your Mama's Knitting (page 89)
      If the stitch you need to fix is on the last or previous row, a bit of unknitting, or “tinking” as it is known by some knitters, is all that is needed to get back to the point where you can mend your mistake.

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Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English think.

Verb[edit]

tink

  1. think