tingting

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Possibly from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tiŋtiŋ (tinkling sound).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tingtíng (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜒᜅ᜔ᜆᜒᜅ᜔)

  1. palm leaf midrib without the blades or lamina (used in broom making)
  2. (colloquial) very thin person
    Synonym: payatot
  3. high-pitched, tinkling, metallic sound
  4. act of beating repeatedly something to produce a tinkling sound

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Tok Pisin

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Reduplication of English think.

Verb

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tingting

  1. think
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:6:
      Na meri i tingting olsem, “I gutpela long mi kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai na mi kisim olkain gutpela save.”
      →New International Version translation