The bells were quickly inserted in their ears, and soon the whole village was in tintinnabulation.
Keeping tune, tune, tune To the tintinnabulation of the spoon.
The telephone bell was being rung continuously, and he called "Hello" several times before the tintinnabulation ceased.
Midnight had some time passed when everybody was awakenedbut that graduallyby a tintinnabulation of silvery bells.
"the ringing of bells," 1831 (perhaps coined by Poe), from Latin 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.).