All at once he was sure that he had heard the tinkle of glass, but he waited.
Joseph heard the tinkle of a falling blade, and assumed it to be Kenneth's.
Her long, bony fingers busied themselves with frantic haste, and suddenly, into the silence of the room came the tinkle of music.
A tinkle of cutlery and a slight jingle of glasses were heard.
From the bow I heard the creak of the anchor-chains as they were drawn on board, and from the engine-room the tinkle of bells.
Not until the fourth tinkle had been heard was there any other sound within the house.
"And from the tinkle of your tongue, I have been suspecting the same thing of you," retorted the other quickly.
There was a tinkle at my bell, and I left her to open the door.
The tinkle of a telephone bell reached those who remained, and he came back a minute or two later.
I'm going straight for the point where the tinkle of the bell came from.
"to make a gentle ringing sound," late 14c., possibly a frequentative form of tinken "to ring, jingle," perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is recorded from 1960, from childish talk. Related: Tinkled; tinkling.
A petty but flashy gambler, or any person with those characteristics: denunciations of punks, tin-horns, and gyps
[entry form 1857+, variant 1885+; fr the horn-shaped metal can used by chuck-a-luck operators for shaking the dice; the notion of inferiority comes fr the presumed superiority of other, more sophisticated kinds of gambling, and fr the generalized inferiority of tin to other metals]