dindle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dyndelen ‎(to tinkle; tingle; tremble), perhaps equivalent to din +‎ -le ‎(frequentative suffix). Cognate with Scots dinnle ‎(to shake; tremble; to cause to shake or tremble), Old Scots dyndill ‎(to cause to resound or vibrate). Compare dandle, din.

Verb[edit]

dindle ‎(third-person singular simple present dindles, present participle dindling, simple past and past participle dindled)

  1. To tingle, as from cold; quiver; thrill
  2. (Britain, intransitive) to shake; vibrate; tremor

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