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Tuesday, December 25, 2001

Definitions for tintinnabulation

  1. A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells.

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Citations for tintinnabulation
One found oneself immersed in the infinitely nuanced tintinnabulations of clapping cymbal rhythms passed from one player to the next, in the barely audible, rain-like patter of drums that suddenly grew into an overwhelming mechanical onslaught. Tim Page, Newsday
Origin of tintinnabulation
Tintinnabulation derives from Latin tintinnabulum "a bell," from tintinnare from tinnire, "to jingle."