tintinnabulation (n.) "the ringing of bells," 1831 (perhaps coined by Poe), from L. tintinnabulum "bell," from tintinnare "to ring, jingle" (reduplicated form of tinnire "to ring," from an imitative base) + instrumental suffix -bulum. Earlier forms in English were tintinnabulary (1787), tintinnabulatory (1827), and tintinnabulum "small bell" (late 14c.).

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  • Tintinnabulation — Tin tin*nab u*la tion, n. A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells. Poe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tintinnabulation — ► NOUN ▪ a ringing or tinkling sound. ORIGIN from Latin tintinnabulum tinkling bell …   English terms dictionary

  • tintinnabulation — ☆ tintinnabulation [tin΄ti nab΄yo͞o lā′shən ] n. [see TINTINNABULARY & TION] the ringing sound of bells …   English World dictionary

  • tintinnabulation — UK [ˌtɪntɪˌnæbjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌtɪntɪˌnæbjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms tintinnabulation : singular tintinnabulation plural tintinnabulations literary the sound of bells …   English dictionary

  • tintinnabulation — noun Etymology: Latin tintinnabulum bell, from tintinnare to ring, jingle, from tinnire Date: 1831 1. the ringing or sounding of bells 2. a jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tintinnabulation — /tin ti nab yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. the ringing or sound of bells. [1825 35, Amer.; < L tintinnabul(um) bell (see TINTINNABULAR) + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • tintinnabulation — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ringing, jingle, resonance; see noise 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. ringing, tinkling, jingling, jangling …   English dictionary for students

  • tintinnabulation — tin|tin|nab|u|la|tion [ ,tıntı,næbjə leıʃn ] noun count or uncount LITERARY the sound of bells …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tintinnabulation —  Ringing sound of bells …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • tintinnabulation — tin·tin·nab·u·la·tion || tɪntɪ‚næbjÉ™ leɪʃn / bjÊŠ l n. sound of a bell ringing, sound of a bell; jingling sound, tinkling sound …   English contemporary dictionary

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