Definition of tinktinkie in English:

tinktinkie

noun

  • South African 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 its call.

Pronunciation:

tinktinkie

/tɪŋkˈtɪŋki/