tinkling

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tinkling (plural tinklings)

  1. A tinkle; a tinkling sound.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 591:
      The merry piano tinklings were gone.
  2. (Jamaican) The Greater Antillean Grackle, Quiscalus niger.

Adjective[edit]

tinkling (not comparable)

  1. That tinkles.
    "A tinkling piano in the next apartment, / Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant, / A fairground's painted swings... / These foolish things remind me of you.
  2. (obsolete) That works as a tinker

Verb[edit]

tinkling

  1. present participle of tinkle