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Definition of "tintinnabulation" []

  • The ringing or sounding of bells. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tintinnabulation" in a sentence
  • "I just like the sound of the word tintinnabulation and if you look it up in the OED, it simply describes a sound made by the ringing of a bell."
  • "It is an example of what Mr. Pärt calls tintinnabulation, a slow, introspective style, with the strings playing in a high register, that often evokes the pealing of bells."
  • "It's that tripping, multi-syllabic word that sounds like a bell clanging: "tintinnabulation" that I love so much."