[ UK /tˈɪŋkli/ ]
  1. like the short high ringing sound of a small bell
    sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal
    sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal
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  • A scar on my shin is from when I pedaled without holding the handlebars and I fell off my red Schwinn with the fat tires, the little straw basket, and the tinkly bell. Lea Lane: Scars of a Life
  • When George Harrison plays "Here Comes the Sun," his guitar is in standard tuning, but he has a capo on the seventh fret, which is what gives it that tinkly sound ... Archive 2006-07-01
  • He paid meticulous attention to the warmer sonorities without letting the tinkly orientalia (especially in the Ping, Pang, Pong scenes) obscure the predominantly smooth melodic contours.
  • It has an often light orchestration, with lots of harp, tinkly percussion, and celesta and even harpsichord (which sounded, to my ears, a bit wrong for a late 19 th-century American salon).
  • And yet, later, somewhere in Port of Spain, we caught the tinkly rolling song of pan-playing in a dark back street and I was awed. Where I find inspiration …
  • My favorite sounds are the tinkly glass-crackles from the Swarovski crystal beaded top by Gilles Deacon. (thanks, Susannah Breslin) posted in: Boing Boing: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006 Archives
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