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pinc-pinc, noun

Forms:
Also pink pinkje.
Origin:
Echoic; see first quotation.
Any of several small warblers of the Sylviidae, especially Cisticola textrix; also called tinktinkie. Also attributive.
c1808 C. von Linné System of Nat. Hist. VIII. 461The Pinc-pinc. This is one of the smallest birds of Africa; in size and manners very like the wren..in continual motion,..uttering its note of pinc-pinc, pinc-pinc, pinc-pinc, the whole time. The children at the Cape call it the pinc-pinc from its note.
1973 J. Cowden For Love 66There are cisticolas that are: Fantail,..Moustache, Pinc-pinc, Zulu Reed,..right down to the Lazy Cisticola!
Any of several small warblers of the Sylviidae, especially Cisticola textrix; also called tinktinkie. Also attributive.

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