—v.i. 1. to give forth or make a succession of short, light, ringing sounds, as a small bell.
2. to run one's fingers lightly over a keyboard instrument or to play such an instrument simply or badly.
3. Baby Talk.to urinate.
—v.t. 1. to cause to tinkle or jingle: The goat tinkled its bell every time it raised its head. Who's tinkling the piano? 2. to make known, call attention to, attract, or summon by tinkling.
—n. 1. a tinkling sound or tune.
2. an act or instance of tinkling.
3. Informal.a telephone call: Give me a tinkle before you leave for Europe.