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English definition of “tinkle”

tinkle

verb [I]    /ˈtɪŋ·kəl/
to make light, ringing sounds: The wind chimes tinkled in the breeze. a child’s word Tinkle also means to excrete urine. tinkle    /ˈtɪŋ·kəl/ noun [C usually sing] We heard the tinkle of ice as he stirred the lemonade.
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