Tessie sat blowing rings of smoke up to the ceiling and tinkling the ice in her tumbler.
After I had been seated a short time, I heard the tinkling of ornaments and smelt a powerful perfume.
More shots—streaks of thin red flame, and a tinkling of glass.
Yet with what a dreamy horror you wake on mornings of snow to that tinkling alarum!
Gold and sunlight, myrrh and incense, the tinkling of anklets.
When Gresnoi brought the cloak, with its tinkling bells, Morozof pushed him aside.
The Prophet heard at times the noise of the tinkling of a bell.
Theron's ears dwelt with eager delight upon the chasing medley of swift, tinkling sounds, but it left his thoughts free.
The icy, tinkling giggle of the mother breaks in upon the thought.
When he returned for it he heard, to his relief and surprise, the tinkling of a Mozart Sonata.
"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]