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English definition of “tinkle”

tinkle

noun uk   /ˈtɪŋ.kl̩/ us  

tinkle noun (SOUND)

[S] a light ringing sound: In the distance we heard the silvery tinkle of a stream.

tinkle noun (PHONE CALL)

give sb a tinkle old-fashioned informal to make a phone call to someone: I'll give you a tinkle some time next week.

tinkle noun (TOILET)

[C] informal or child's word an act of urination

tinkle

verb [I] uk   /ˈtɪŋ.kl̩/ us  

tinkle verb [I] (SOUND)

to make a light ringing sound: Some small old-fashioned shops still have a bell which tinkles when you push the door open.

tinkle verb [I] (TOILET)

informal or child's word to urinate
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