verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈtinkled or ˈtinkling
1. to make a series of small, short, light, ringing sounds like those of a very small bell
2. Us, Informal to urinate: child's term
3. to cause to tinkle
5. the act or sound of tinkling
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Word origin of 'tinkle'ME tynclen, freq. of tinken, to make a tinkling sound, of echoic orig.