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tintinnabulum

[tin-ti-nab-yuh-luh m]
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noun, plural tin·tin·nab·u·la [tin-ti-nab-yuh-luh] /ˌtɪn tɪˈnæb yə lə/.
  1. a small, tinkling bell or a set of bells played in succession.
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  • We did not know how to play a tin whistle or beat upon the tintinnabulum.

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    Seumas O'Kelly


British Dictionary definitions for tintinnabulum

tintinnabulum

noun plural -la (-lə)
  1. a small high-pitched bell
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Word Origin

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