tintinnabulation


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tin·tin·nab·u·la·tion

 (tĭn′tĭ-năb′yə-lā′shən)
n.
The ringing or sounding of bells.

tintinnabulation

(ˌtɪntɪˌnæbjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
(Music, other) the act or an instance of the ringing or pealing of bells
ˌtintinˈnabular, ˌtintinˈnabulary, ˌtintinˈnabulous, ˌtintinˈnabulant adj

tin•tin•nab•u•la•tion

(ˌtɪn tɪˌnæb yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
the ringing or sound of bells.
[1833, Amer.; < Latin tintinnābulum bell (<tintinnare to ring + -bulum instrumental suffix)]

tintinnabulation

1. the sound made by ringing bells.
2. a tinkling, bell-like sound. — tintinnabular, adj.
See also: Bells
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tintinnabulation - the sound of a bell ringingtintinnabulation - the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
bell ringing - the sound of someone playing a set of bells
Translations

tintinnabulation

[ˈtɪntɪˌnæbjʊˈleɪʃən] N (liter) → campanilleo m

tintinnabulation

n (liter, form)Klingeln ntor Geläut nt(von Glocken)
References in classic literature ?
While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
Moreover, the colorful, tintinnabulation and discord of songs like “Cervantes” has an incredible atmospheric piece and the sounds belong on film scores and anything drive by drama.
Beginning his professional career in the 1970s on the tail end of the Danish "new simplicity" movement--a response to the complexities inherent in the Darmstadt School throughout central Europe, and not to be confused with the German new simplicity (Neue Einfachheit) nor the Tintinnabulation style found in Arvo Part or John Tavener--Abrahamsen can be perceived, in retrospect, as being somewhat naive, in that the older generation's influence--that of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Henning Christiansen, and lb Norholm--is a bit obvious, particularly in his orchestral music.
Britain's ageing population - and this must include the disc jockeys who play it tongue in cheek and laugh all the way to the bank - would prefer even Tannhauser to twitch, twang and tintinnabulation.
From the quiet opening tremolo chords on the marimba to the electrifying vibraphone that came a little later to the evocative tintinnabulation that she coaxed from the vibes, Glennie made every note seem vital.