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Permanent link for this word: tintinnabulation
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MEANING:noun: The ringing of or the sound of bells.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin tintinnabulum (bell), from tintinnare (to ring, jingle), reduplication of tinnire (to ring), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1831, in Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells.
USAGE:"Abigail gazed to the sea where splashing surf sounded like the tintinnabulation of a thousand tiny bells." (a contest entry by Andrew Bowers)
Ana Samways; Sideswipe; The New Zealand Herald (Auckland); Aug 19, 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. -William C. Dement, professor of psychiatry (b. 1928)