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Tink \Tink\, v. i. [OE. tinken; of imitative origin. Cf. Ting a tinkling, Tinker.] To make a sharp, shrill noise; to tinkle.
--Wyclif (1 Cor. xiii. 1).


Tink \Tink\, n. A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c. (v.); c.1600 (n.), echoic.


Etymology 1 n. (context dated English) A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle. vb. To emit a high-pitched noise. Etymology 2

vb. (context knitting slang transitive English) To unknit.


v. make or emit a high sound; "tinkling bells" [syn: tinkle, clink, chink]

Tink (musician)

Trinity Home (born March 18, 1995), better known by her stage name Tink, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. Since 2012, she has released six mixtapes and is due to release her debut studio album in 2016. The album is set to be released on the Mosley Music Group label, an imprint of Epic Records run by producer, Timbaland. Her 2014 mixtape, Winter's Diary 2: Forever Yours, was featured as a top 10 R&B album in both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines.

She was also chosen as part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class.

Usage examples of "tink".

I tink it wuz Fizzers cozin Farf who wuz throwin da bomb most, sed we should pack beatle bugs fer lunch nex time cuz he wuz hungry.

We learn about booms and mainsheets and downhauls and the parts of the sail and how to hold the tiller and tuck the sail in just so, which I think is just fine till one day Tink and I are out in a boat with about ten seamen, which is going into a small deserted cay to look for fresh water.

Steevens whos a collectah ob odd tings specially if deya jonahs o jinxes hes done got his greedy eyes on de scroll of some po actah man whut went craizy and tinked his skoll was ham and eggs and lef it to somebody, and one of Mist Steevens naybors done finly git to own it.

Davy me seabag and Tink can have me clothes and me Last Will is in me vest if you recover me body.

Tree days after we bring you here de captain he swear you shamming and comed to look at you hisself, but he see that it true and tink you going to die.

Tinks, and the management seemed set on running it as almost a parody of what straights thought a gay club ought to be.

No banker, no official got out, just, improbably—three Corinthian spacers, one Sabrina, in her usual fancy-business, Tink, in his bar-crawling gear, down to the bare arms and the tattoos and the earrings, and of course his threadbare duffle and the bagfuls of edibles.

By the time she reached the big cabin, she was exhausted, panting harder than Tink and giggling at his antics.

Dey tinks de Jew ish old and feebles and can't hurtish dem, and dey dares to imposhe upon hims, dey dares to lies about hims, dey dares to spoils his plans for getting monish.

Tink said, grabbed a couple of offduty maintenance techs and dragooned them into cart-transport, while he folded tables and secured safety latches, wanting not to think about Mazianni weapons bearing down on them.

He ducked as he reloaded, thankful of an excuse to get out of the way of the light high-velocity bullets that tinked and spanged off the stones before him.

After hasty ablutions, tinked down my spiral staircase and out to the street.

The pecan trees in my front yard were thick with leaf and still dripping with rainwater, which tinked on the tin roof of the gallery.

As Kovac and his partner, Tinks Liska peel back the layers of this complex case, thcv will find their careers and their livcs on the line, because someone wants the truth left (lead and buried.

I ain't had sex wit' a man in twenny years, an' I didn't tink I ever would again, an' I swear ta God I never t'ought o' youse dat way, but dat's what I am.