Entry from British & World English dictionary
[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.
Mid 19th century: imitative.
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