Definition of tintinnabulation in English:

tintinnabulation

Syllabification: tin·tin·nab·u·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌtintəˌnabyəˈlāSHən
 
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noun

  • A ringing or tinkling sound.
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    • People who were further away from the Minster probably had a better chance of hearing the tintinnabulation because the sound travelled well - despite failing to reach the ears of those gathered right underneath.
    • The trees around them were thin and willowy, soft breezes shook their leaves and sounded like cheery tintinnabulations ringing throughout the air.
    • Inside: the mellifluous cacophony of the gaming machines, the tintinnabulations of the bells.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin tintinnabulum 'tinkling bell' (from tintinnare, reduplication of tinnire 'to ring, tinkle') + -ation.

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