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.
Lamentate, Part's compositional contribution to a multidisciplinary installation at London's Tate Modern gallery, was widely received as a turn away from the "ritualistic style" of tintinnabulation (p.
Sam Belinfante's 'To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells' will be played inside Loughborough's iconic landmark - which is undergoing a PS282,000 conservation project - from November 2-4, 11am-4pm.
From now on we would write, hearing the lessons we learned from our cofellows and from the pillars of literature, and even in our casual conversation and laughter; we would always hear them, stranded in our memories, like a 'tintinnabulation that so musically wells/ From the bells, bells, bells...'
The reverence has dwindled along with the tintinnabulation of old temples.
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.
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.
What is tintinnabulation? Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect?
is ready" (2.1.31), and this evil tintinnabulation, which signals
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.
Not since Poe's "tintinnabulation" has a bell rung itself through language as finely as the "soft clang" of the unmentioned ocean buoy at the end of this poem: Frida Kahlo's exuberant fruit, hacked open and sexual, or cliffs ringing with the calm off Tintagel.