Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 13:38

chinkle

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Variation of kinkle.

NounEdit

chinkle (plural chinkles)

  1. (nautical) A turn or kink in a rope.

Etymology 2Edit

From chink +‎ -le.

VerbEdit

chinkle (third-person singular simple present chinkles, present participle chinkling, simple past and past participle chinkled)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To chink or jingle
  2. (transitive) To tinkle or cause to tinkle; produce a continued chinking sound
    He chinkled the coins in his pocket.

ReferencesEdit

[1] (chinking of rails), [2] (chinkle of reins), [3] (the fountain chinkles)