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Tingle intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tingled ; present participle & verbal noun Tingling .] [ Freq. of ting . Confer Tinkle .]
1. To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound.

At which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
1 Sam. iii. 11.

2. To feel a sharp, thrilling pain.

The pale boy senator yet tingling stands.
Pope.

3. To have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation.

They suck pollution through their tingling vein.
Tickell.

Tink intransitive verb [ Middle English tinken ; of imitative origin. Confer Ting a tinkling, Tinker .] To make a sharp, shrill noise; to tinkle. Wyclif (1 Cor. xiii. 1).

Tink noun A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.

Tinker noun [ From Tink , because the tinker's way of proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or because in his work he makes a tinkling noise. Johnson .]
1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware. "Tailors and tinkers ." Piers Plowman.

2. One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.

3. (Ordnance) A small mortar on the end of a staff.

4. (Zoology) (a) A young mackerel about two years old. (b) The chub mackerel. (c) The silversides. (d) A skate. [ Prov. Eng.]

5. (Zoology) The razor-billed auk.

Tinker transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tinkered ; present participle & verbal noun Tinkering .] To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.

Tinker intransitive verb To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.

Tinkering noun The act or work of a tinker.

Tinkerly adjective After the manner of a tinker. [ R.]

Tinkershire, Tinkle noun (Zoology) The common guillemot. [ Prov. Eng.]

Tinkle intransitive verb [ Freq. of tink . See Tink , Tingle .]
1. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.

As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1 Cor. xiii. 1.

The sprightly horse
Moves to the music of his tinkling bells.
Dodsley.

2. To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.

And his ears tinkled , and the color fled.
Dryden.

Tinkle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tinkled ; present participle & verbal noun Tinkling .] To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.

Tinkle noun A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal. Cowper.

Tinkler noun A tinker. [ Prov. Eng.]

Tinkling noun
1. A tinkle, or succession of tinkles.

Drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds.
Gray.

2. (Zoology) A grackle ( Quiscalus crassirostris ) native of Jamaica. It often associates with domestic cattle, and rids them of insects.

Tinman noun ; plural Tinmen A manufacturer of tin vessels; a dealer in tinware.

Tinmouth noun (Zoology) The crappie. [ U. S.]

Tinned adjective
1. Covered, or plated, with tin; as, a tinned roof; tinned iron.

2. Packed in tin cases; canned; as, tinned meats. Cassell (Dict. of Cookery).

Tinnen adjective Made or consisting of tin. [ Obsolete]

Tinner noun
1. One who works in a tin mine.

2. One who makes, or works in, tinware; a tinman.

Tinnient adjective [ Latin tinniens , present participle of tinnire to ring, tinkle.] Emitting a clear sound. [ Obsolete]

Tinning noun
1. The act, art, or process of covering or coating anything with melted tin, or with tin foil, as kitchen utensils, locks, and the like.

2. The covering or lining of tin thus put on.

Tinnitus noun [ Latin , from tinnire to jingle.] (Medicine) A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in the ears; -- called also tinnitus aurium .

Tinnock noun (Zoology) The blue titmouse. [ Prov. Eng.]

Tinny adjective Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin. "The tinny strand." Drayton.

Tinsel noun [ French étincelle a spark, Old French estincelle , Latin scintilla . Confer Scintillate , Stencil .]
1. A shining material used for ornamental purposes; especially, a very thin, gauzelike cloth with much gold or silver woven into it; also, very thin metal overlaid with a thin coating of gold or silver, brass foil, or the like.

Who can discern the tinsel from the gold?
Dryden.

2. Something shining and gaudy; something superficially shining and showy, or having a false luster, and more gay than valuable.

O happy peasant! O unhappy bard!
His the mere tinsel , hers the rich reward.
Cowper.

Tinsel adjective Showy to excess; gaudy; specious; superficial. " Tinsel trappings." Milton.

Tinsel transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tinseled or Tinselled ; present participle & verbal noun Tinseling or Tinselling .] To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy.

She, tinseled o'er in robes of varying hues.
Pope.

Tinselly adjective Like tinsel; gaudy; showy, but cheap.

Tinselly adverb In a showy and cheap manner.

Tinsmith noun One who works in tin; a tinner.

Tinstone noun (Min.) Cassiterite.

Tint noun [ For older tinct , from Latin tinctus , past participle of tingere to dye: confer French teinte , teint , Italian tinta , tinto . See Tinge , and confer Taint to stain, a stain, Tent a kind of wine, Tinto .] A slight coloring. Specifically: --

(a) A pale or faint tinge of any color.

Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass.
Pope.

Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline.
Harte.

(b) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints .

(c) (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.

Tint tool (Eng.) , a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving.

Tint transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tinted ; present participle & verbal noun Tinting .] To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.

Tintamar noun [ French tintamarre .] A hideous or confused noise; an uproar. [ Obsolete] Howell.

Tinternell noun A certain old dance. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.

Tintie (tĭn"tĭ) noun (Zoology) The wren. [ Prov. Eng.]

Tintinnabular, Tintinnabulary adjective [ Latin tintinnabulum a little bell, from tintinnare to ring, to jingle, tinnire to jingle.] Having or making the sound of a bell; tinkling.

Tintinnabulation noun A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells. Poe.

Tintinnabulous adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the tinkling of a bell; having a tinkling sound; tintinnabular. De Quincey.

Tintinnabulum noun ; plural Tintinnabula . [ Latin , a bell. See Tintinnabular .] A bell; also, a set or combination of bells or metal plates used as a musical instrument or as a toy.

Tinto noun [ Portuguese , tinged, from Latin tinctus , past participle of tingere to tinge. See Tint , noun ] A red Madeira wine, wanting the high aroma of the white sorts, and, when old, resembling tawny port.

Tintometer noun [ Tint + -meter .] (Physics) An apparatus for the determination of colors by comparison with arbitrary standards; a colorimeter.

Tintype noun Same as Ferrotype .

Tinware noun Articles made of tinned iron.

Tiny adjective [ Compar. Tinier ; superl. Tiniest .] [ Probably from tine , teen , trouble, distress, vexation.] Very small; little; puny.

When that I was and a little tiny boy.
Shak.

Tip noun [ Akin to D. & Danish tip , LG. & Swedish tipp , German zipfel , and probably to English tap a plug, a pipe.]
1. The point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end; as, the tip of the finger; the tip of a spear.

To the very tip of the nose.
Shak.

2. An end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything; as, a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.

3. (Hat Manuf.) A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.

4. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.

5. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.

Tip transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tipped ; present participle & verbal noun Tipping .] To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.

With truncheon tipped with iron head.
Hudibras.

Tipped with jet,
Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press.
Thomson.

Tip transitive verb [ Confer LG. tippen to tap, Swedish tippa , and English tap to strike gently.]
1. To strike slightly; to tap.

A third rogue tips me by the elbow.
Swift.

2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant. [ Colloq.] Thackeray.

3. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.

To tip off , to pour out, as liquor. -- To tip over , to overturn. -- To tip the wink , to direct a wink; to give a hint or suggestion by, or as by, a wink. [ Slang] Pope. -- To tip up , to turn partly over by raising one end.

Tip intransitive verb To fall on, or incline to, one side. Bunyan.

To tip off , to fall off by tipping.

Tip noun [ See Tip to strike slightly, and confer Tap a slight blow.]
1. A light touch or blow; a tap.

2. A gift; a douceur; a fee. [ Colloq.]

3. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like. [ Sporting Cant]