Dictionary: TING – TIN'NING

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TING, n.

A sharp sound. [Not in use. Children use ding, dong. See Tingle.]

TING, v.i.

To sound or ring. [Not in use.]


Color; dye; taste; or rather a slight degree of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; as, a red color that has a tinge of blue; a dish of food that has a tinge of orange peel in its taste.

TINGE, v.t. [L. tingo; Gr. τεγγω, Sax. deagan; Eng. to dye; G. tunken, to dip; Fr. teindre, to stain. See Dye. Ar. طَاحَ taicha, to perish, to die, to tinge. Class Dg, No. 40. See also No. 8, and 19. Tinging is from dipping. The primary sense of the verb is to plunge, or to throw down, to thrust, and intransitively to fall; hence we see the words to die, that is, to fall or perish, and to dye, or color, may be from one root.]

To imbue or impregnate with something foreign; to communicate the qualities of one substance, in some degree, to another, either by mixture, or by adding them to the surface; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron; to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste. The jaundice tinges the eyes with yellow. The virtues of sir Roger, as well as his imperfections, are tinged with extravagance. Addison.

TING'ED, pp.

Imbued or impregnated with a small portion of something foreign.


Having the power to tinge. As for the white part, it appeared much less enriched with the tingent property. [Little used.] Boyle.

TING'ING, ppr.

Imbuing or impregnating with something foreign.


Bismuth, – which see.

TIN'GLE, v.i. [W. tincial, tincian, or tinciaw, to tink, to tinkle, or tingle, to ring, to draw, or drain the last drop. Qu. D. tintelen, Fr. tinter, L. tinnio.]

  1. To feel a kind of thrilling sound. At which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle. 1 Sam. iii.
  2. To feel a sharp, thrilling pain. The pale boy senator yet tingling stands. Pope.
  3. To have a thrilling sensation, or a sharp, slight penetrating sensation. They suck pollution through their tingling veins. Tickel.


A thrilling sensation.


Having a thrilling sensation.

TINK, v.i. [W. tinciaw, supra.]

To make a sharp, shrill noise; to tinkle. [The latter is generally used.]


Borax in its crude state, or unrefined. It consists of small crystals of a yellowish color, and is unctuous to the feel; impure biborate of soda. Dict.

TINK'ER, n. [W. tincerz, the ringer, from tinciaw, to ring.]

A mender of brass kettles, pans, and the like.

TINK'ER-LY, adv.

In the manner of a tinker. Hackengill.

TINK'LE, v.i. [W. tincial, supra, under tingle.]

  1. To make small, quick, sharp sounds, as by striking on metal; to clink. – And have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Cor. xiii. Is. iii. The sprightly horse / Moves to the music of his tinkling bells. Dodsley. The moment the money tinkles in the chest, the soul mounts out of purgatory. Tetzel in Milner.
  2. To hear a small, sharp sound. And his ears tinkled, and his color fled. Dryden.

TINK'LE, v.t.

To cause to clink or make sharp, quick sounds.


A small, quick, sharp sound. Making a tinkling with their feet Is. iii.


Making a small, quick, sharp noise.

TIN'MAN, n. [tin and man.]

A manufacturer of tin vessels; a dealer in tin ware. Prior.

TIN'-MINE, n. [tin and mine.]

A mine where tin is obtained.

TIN'NED, pp.

Covered with tin.

TIN'NER, n. [from tin.]

One who works in the tin mines. Bacon.


The act, art, or practice of covering or lining any thing with melted tin, or with tinfoil, as kitchen utensils, locks, bits, &c.

TIN'NING, ppr. [from tin.]

Covering with tin or tinfoil.