Definition of tinktinkie in English:

tinktinkie

noun

South African
  • another term for cisticola
    • ‘One woman told me the story behind the name: it comes from a folktale about a tiny bird, the igqaza, which in Afrikaans is tinktinkie, the little grass warbler.’

Origin

Afrikaans, imitative of the bird's call.

Pronunciation

tinktinkie

/tɪŋkˈtɪŋki/