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tintinnabulation

[ tin-ti-nab-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌtɪn tɪˌnæb yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun
the ringing or sound of bells.
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Origin of tintinnabulation

From Latin tintinnābul(um) “bell” + -ation; coined by Edgar Allan Poe in his poem Bells (published 1849); see also tintinnabular

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British Dictionary definitions for tintinnabulation

tintinnabulation
/ (ˌtɪntɪˌnæbjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun
the act or an instance of the ringing or pealing of bells

Derived forms of tintinnabulation

tintinnabular, tintinnabulary or tintinnabulous, adjective
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