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tinkly

[ting-klee] /ˈtɪŋ kli/
adjective, tinklier, tinkliest.
1.
tinkling or producing a tinkling sound.
Origin of tinkly
1890-1895
1890-95; tinkle + -y1
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  • The old spinets and harpsichords, with their charming inlaid cases, were beautiful, but they gave forth only tinkly sounds.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • Her laugh was sweet and tinkly, like the upper notes of a spinet.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • Jerry looked at her curiously; there was something familiar in that tinkly laugh.

    Phyllis Dorothy Whitehill
  • It was a tinkly, reedy instrument, for none of that household had any turn for music.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • It was interesting in its way as a souvenir, but sounded weak and tinkly.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
  • She trembled: the glass fell to the floor with a tinkly crash.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • It must have sounded as tinkly as one of those tiny childrens pianos which you can buy at every toy-shop.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • Gold hoops in her ears, tinkly things on her jacket, and a rainbow dress with the reds and greens leading the field.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Often they were supplemented with candelabra of bronze or brass, tricked out with tinkly pendant prisms.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
  • It must have sounded as tinkly as one of those tiny children's pianos which you can buy at every toy-shop.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik van Loon

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