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 (tĭn′tĭ-năb′yə-lər) also tin·tin·nab·u·lar·y (-lĕr′ē) or tin·tin·nab·u·lous (-ləs)
Of or relating to bells or the ringing of bells.

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Part writes in a style that he refers to as "tintinnabular," exploring the complexity of overtones existing within a single sound, unraveling the patterns of harmonics implicit in the sound itself.
Employing Part's tintinnabular style, the piano and violin ascend and descend with small variations, akin to the boundless images produced by two facing mirrors.
Best known for Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, his musical scores have been pervaded by bell-like sounds since the musical breakthrough to poetic expression called "tintinnabular" style.