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.
The icy, tinkling giggle of the mother breaks in upon the thought.
Yet with what a dreamy horror you wake on mornings of snow to that tinkling alarum!
This made a tinkling noise, and attracted the workman to the front.
When Gresnoi brought the cloak, with its tinkling bells, Morozof pushed him aside.
Suddenly he noticed that the tinkling music of the fountain had ceased.
Theron's ears dwelt with eager delight upon the chasing medley of swift, tinkling sounds, but it left his thoughts free.
The lovely Bride of tinkling echoed the incredible declaration.
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]