Tinkle meaning

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To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
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To urinate.
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To cause to tinkle.
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To signal or call by tinkling.
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A light, clear metallic sound or a sound suggestive of it.
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An act or instance of tinkling.
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To make a series of small, short, light, ringing sounds like those of a very small bell.
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To urinate.
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To cause to tinkle.
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To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling.
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The act or sound of tinkling.
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(intransitive) To make light metallic sounds, rather like a very small bell.

The glasses tinkled together as they were placed on the table.

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(intransitive, informal, juvenile) To urinate.
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To cause to tinkle.
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To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling.

The butler tinkled dinner.

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To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
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A light metallic sound, resembling the tinkling of bells or wind chimes.
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(UK, informal) A telephone call.

Give someone a tinkle.

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give someone a tinkle
  • To call someone on the telephone.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

give someone a tinkle

Origin of tinkle

  • Middle English tinklen frequentative of tinken to emit a brief metallic sound perhaps of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition