tintinear
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tintinear(
teen
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tee
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neh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to jingle
El perro empezó a ladrar cuando escuchó las llaves de su amo tintineando a lo lejos.The dog started barking when he heard his owner's keys jingling in the distance.
b. to tinkle
El mayordomo sabe que cuando la campanilla tintinea quiere decir que el señor lo necesita.The butler knows that when the small bell tinkles it means his master needs him.
c. to clink (glasses)
Las copas de vino tintineaban en la bandeja porque tengo mal pulso.The wineglasses clinked on the tray because my hands are unsteady..
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tintinear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to jingle, to tinkle
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
tintinear
intransitive verb
[+campanilla] to tinkle; [+cadena, llaves] to jingle; [+copas, tazas] to clink; chink;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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