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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: tink 'to tinkle' (14-17 centuries); from the sound

tinkle

2 verb
     
Related topics: Textures, Sounds
tinkle2
1CS [intransitive and transitive] to make light ringing sounds, or to make something do this:
a tinkling bell
2 [intransitive] spoken to urinate (=pass water from your body) - used especially by children or when talking to children:
Do you have to go tinkle?

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