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.
Grinch," as well as selections that aid in telling the story, such as "Minor Alterations" and "Tintinnabulations" and Leroy Anderson's classic "Sleigh Ride."
Well, the activity witnessed included "the mysterious tappings and tiltings of tables, the gyrations and tintinnabulations of tambourines, the wandering sifflements of ghostly whistles, the evanescent play of phosphorescent lights and - O horrible, most horrible!