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TINK'LE, verb intransitive

1. To make small quick sharp sounds, as by striking on metal; to clink.

--And have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1. Isaiah 3:16.

The sprightly horse

Moves to the music of his tinkling bells.

The moment the money tinkles in the chest, the soul mounts out of purgatory.

2. To hear a small sharp sound.

And his ears tinkled, and his color fled.

TINK'LE, verb transitive To cause to clink or make sharp quick sounds.