verb (used without object), tinkled, tinkling.
to give forth or make a succession of short, light, ringing sounds, as a small bell.
to run one's fingers lightly over a keyboard instrument or to play such an instrument simply or badly.
Baby Talk. to urinate.
verb (used with object), tinkled, tinkling.
to cause to tinkle or jingle: The goat tinkled its bell every time it raised its head. Who's tinkling the piano?
to make known, call attention to, attract, or summon by tinkling.
a tinkling sound or tune.
an act or instance of tinkling.
Informal. a telephone call: Give me a tinkle before you leave for Europe.

1350–1400; Middle English tynclen, frequentative of tinken to clink; imitative

outtinkle, verb (used with object), outtinkled, outtinkling.
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tinkle (ˈtɪŋkəl)
1.  to ring or cause to ring with a series of high tinny sounds, like a small bell
2.  (tr) to announce or summon by such a ringing
3.  informal (Brit) (intr) to urinate
4.  a high clear ringing sound
5.  the act of tinkling
6.  informal (Brit) a telephone call
[C14: of imitative origin]
adj, —n

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Word Origin & History

"to make a gentle ringing sound," 1382, possibly a frequentative form of tinken "to ring, jingle," perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is recorded from 1960, from childish talk.
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Slang Dictionary

tinkle definition

  1. in.
    to urinate. (Mostly juvenile use. Usually objectionable.) : Jimmy, be sure and tinkle before we leave.
  2. n.
    urine. (Essentially juvenile. Usually objectionable.) : There's tinkle on the bathroom floor.
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Example sentences
His voice fuzzy, the tinkle of her laughter in the background.
When several berimbau players are heard together they set up a sweetly jangled tinkle.
Goldsmith is so extraordinarily buoyant and extroverted that he seems to enter a room in a tinkle of magic dust.
Tinkle was aware of the ordinance but purchased a ten-acre parcel of land with the intent of creating a subdivision.
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