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Tintinnabulation

[tin-tə-ˌna-byə-ˈlā-shən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid 19th century

1.

The ringing of bells

2.

A tinkling sound, like that of a bell

Examples of Tintinnabulation in a sentence

"I always look forward to the joyous tintinnabulation at church during the Christmas season."

"The faint tintinnabulation in my ears is starting to drive me crazy."

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About Tintinnabulation

The largest bell in the world is believed to be Moscow’s Tsar Bell, which weighs nearly half a million pounds and is 20 feet tall. The bell would probably produce a pretty loud tintinnabulation — if it weren’t broken.

Did you Know?

We know tintinnabulation to mean “the ringing of bells.” It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that tinnitus is the medical term for a chronic ringing in the ears.

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