tintinnabulation

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tintinnabulation

[tin-ti-nab-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
the ringing or sound of bells.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; < Latin tintinnābul(um) bell (see tintinnabular) + -ation

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tintinnabulation (ˌtɪntɪˌnæbjʊˈleɪʃən)
 
n
the act or an instance of the ringing or pealing of bells
 
tintin'nabular
 
adj
 
tintin'nabulary
 
adj
 
tintin'nabulous
 
adj

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tintinnabulation
"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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But this mental tintinnabulation was exacerbated by the roar of unwelcome laudatory correspondence.
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