Etymology
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tinkle (v.)

"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. As a noun from 1680s.

updated on February 09, 2014

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Definitions of tinkle from WordNet
1
tinkle (v.)
make or emit a high sound;
Synonyms: tink / clink / chink
2
tinkle (n.)
a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell;
Synonyms: ting
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