Meaning of ting-a-ling in English:


Translate ting-a-ling into Spanish


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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Tug a slot machine enough times, and the ting-a-ling of instant income might convince you to continue emptying your change bucket.’
    • ‘Ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling went the bell.’
    • ‘Her voice has a bell in it, a ting-a-ling sound.’
    tinkle, ring, ding, ping, ting-a-ling, chime



/ˌtɪŋəˈlɪŋ/ /ˈtɪŋəlɪŋ/


Mid 19th century imitative.