Definition of plinkety in English:

plinkety

(also plinkity, plinketty)

noun

  • A high, sharp, tinkling, or metallic noise. Used especially to represent the sound of a musical instrument having a jangling or ringing tone.

exclamation

  • Representing such a sound.

adjective

  • Relating to or designating a sharp ringing sound, or a musical instrument producing it.

Usage

Usually in reduplicative combination with other similar imitative words, as plank, plink, plonk, etc., and suggesting an alternation of similar sounds

Origin

Late 19th century. From plink + -ety. Compare plinky [adjective] and slightly later plink.

Pronunciation

plinkety

/ˈplɪŋkɪti/