tintinnabulation

The noun tintinnabulation refers to a bell-like sound, like the tintinnabulation of wind chimes blowing in the breeze.

The sound of bells ringing, like church bells on a Sunday morning, can be called tintinnabulation. You can describe similar sounds that way, too — like the telephone's tintinnabulation or the tintinnabulation of your sister's silver bracelets tinkling together as she walks. The Latin word tintinnabulum means "bell," and Edgar Allen Poe popularized tintinnabulation's usage in the aptly named poem "The Bells."

Definitions of tintinnabulation
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n the sound of a bell ringing

Synonyms:
ring, ringing
Types:
bell ringing
the sound of someone playing a set of bells
Type of:
sound
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

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