plink
I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1941 intransitive verb 1. to make a tinkling sound 2. to shoot at random targets in an informal and noncompetitive manner transitive verb 1. to cause to make a tinkling sound 2. to shoot at especially in a casual manner • plinker noun II. noun Date: 1954 a tinkling metallic sound

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  • plink — plink·er; plink; …   English syllables

  • plink — ► VERB 1) emit a short, sharp, metallic ringing sound. 2) chiefly N. Amer. shoot at (a target) casually. ► NOUN ▪ a plinking sound. DERIVATIVES plinky adjective. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • plink — ☆ plink [pliŋk ] n. [echoic] a light, sharp, ringing or clinking sound vt., vi. 1. to make such sounds on (a piano, banjo, etc.) 2. to shoot at (tin cans or similar targets) …   English World dictionary

  • plìnk — medm. (ȉ) posnema visok glas pri udarcu, trku ob trdo snov: plink, je krogla zadela čelado; pobijal je žarnice na drogovih: plink, plink, plink …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • plink — plinker, n. /plingk/, v.i. 1. to shoot, as with a rifle, at targets selected at whim: to plink at coins tossed in the air. 2. to make a series of short, light, ringing sounds. v.t. 3. to shoot at for practice or amusement, as with a rifle: to… …   Universalium

  • plink — I. ˈpliŋk verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: imitative intransitive verb 1. : to make a tinkling sound 2. : to shoot at random targets you ll probably do plenty of plinking and informal target sh …   Useful english dictionary

  • plink — 1. noun A short, high pitched sound 2. verb To play a song or a portion of a song, usually on a percussion instrument such as a piano. He can plink out Let Me Call You Sweetheart for reporters on a piano or rib himself on television talk shows …   Wiktionary

  • plink — Cockney Rhyming Slang Plonk (Wine) …   English dialects glossary

  • plink —    to shoot    Onomatopoeic, from a strip comic:     The matter had started with a drive by shooting fundamentalists plinking at Alevis in a café. (Theroux, 1995) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • plink — verb 1》 emit a short, sharp metallic ringing sound. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. shoot at (a target) casually. noun a plinking sound. Derivatives plinky adjective Origin 1940s: imitative …   English new terms dictionary

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