Definition of tinktinkie in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɪŋkˈtɪŋki/

noun (plural tinktinkies)

South African term for cisticola.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Afrikaans, imitative of its call.

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