Tink vs Tina - What's the difference?

tink | tina |


As a verb tink

is to emit a high-pitched noise or tink can be (knitting|slang|transitive) to unknit.

As a noun tink

is (dated) a sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.

As an initialism tina is

there is no alternative (a political slogan of ).

tink

English

Etymology 1

Imitative.

Verb

(en verb)
  • To emit a high-pitched noise.
  • Jimmy heard the bells tink .
    Synonyms
    * tinkle
    References
    [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tink]

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated) A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.
  • Etymology 2

    knit spelled backwards.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (knitting, slang, transitive) To unknit.
  • * Amy Lane, A Knitter in His Natural Habitat (page 48)
  • Stanley knitted when he should have purled and swore, tinking the knitting back to fix the flaw.
  • * 2006 , Heather Dixon, Not Your Mama's Knitting (page 89)
  • If the stitch you need to fix is on the last or previous row, a bit of unknitting, or “tinking ” as it is known by some knitters, is all that is needed to get back to the point where you can mend your mistake.

    Anagrams

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    tina

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • A lake in Alaska, near/around Anchorage.