[tin-ti-nab-yuh-luh m]

noun, plural tin·tin·nab·u·la [tin-ti-nab-yuh-luh] /ˌtɪn tɪˈnæb yə lə/.

a small, tinkling bell or a set of bells played in succession.

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Related Words for tintinnabulum

buzzer, siren, gong, ringer, alarm, buzz, tocsin, ding-dong, peal, toll, carillon, chime, curfew, vesper, clapper, dinger

Examples from the Web for tintinnabulum

Historical Examples of tintinnabulum

  • We did not know how to play a tin whistle or beat upon the tintinnabulum.


    Seumas O'Kelly

British Dictionary definitions for tintinnabulum


noun plural -la (-lə)

a small high-pitched bell

Word Origin for tintinnabulum

C16: from Latin, from tintinnāre to tinkle, from tinnīre to ring; see tinnitus
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