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"tinkle" in British English

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tinklenoun

uk   us   /ˈtɪŋ.kl̩/
  • tinkle noun (PHONE CALL)

give sb a tinkle old-fashioned informal to make a ​phonecall 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

tinkleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtɪŋ.kl̩/
  • tinkle verb [I] (TOILET)

informal or child's word to ​urinate
(Definition of tinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tinkle" in American English

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tinkleverb [I]

 us   /ˈtɪŋ·kəl/
to make ​light, ​ringingsounds: The ​windchimes tinkled in the ​breeze. a child’s word Tinkle also ​means to ​excreteurine.
tinkle
noun [C usually sing]  us   /ˈtɪŋ·kəl/
We ​heard the tinkle of ​ice as he ​stirred the ​lemonade.
(Definition of tinkle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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