Definition of ting-a-ling in English:

ting-a-ling

noun

  • in singular The sound of the repeated ringing of a small bell.

    • ‘Her voice has a bell in it, a ting-a-ling sound.’
    • ‘Tug a slot machine enough times, and the ting-a-ling of instant income might convince you to continue emptying your change bucket.’
    • ‘With a ting-a-ling off we go...’
    • ‘The bell goes with me in second place, that magical ting-a-ling that always draws a roar from the crowd and puts speed in the stride of every runner.’
    • ‘Ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling went the bell.’
    tinkle, ring, ding, ping, chime
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Origin

Mid 19th century: imitative.

Pronunciation

ting-a-ling

/ˈtɪŋəlɪŋ/