tintinnabulation
[ tin-ti-nab-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; Latin; from Latin tintinnabulum ‘tinkling bell’ (from tintinnare, reduplication of tinnire ‘to ring, tinkle’) + -ation
Synonyms
noun
chimeclangorjinglenoiseringingsound
Antonyms
noun
silence
Definition
nounthe ringing or sound of bells
Examples
nounWhen the clock struck noon, tintinnabulation sounded from all of the old churches throughout the town.
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