tintinnabulary
adjective Etymology: Latin tintinnabulum bell Date: 1787 of, relating to, or characterized by bells or their sounds

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  • tintinnabulary — [tin΄ti nab′yo͞olərtin΄ti nab′yo͞o ler΄ē] adj. 〚< L tintinnabulum, little bell, dim. of tintinnare, to jingle, ring < tinnire, to jingle + ARY〛 of bells or the ringing of bells: also tintinnabular [tin΄ti nab′yo͞olər] or tinti …   Universalium

  • tintinnabulary — [tin΄ti nab′yo͞olərtin΄ti nab′yo͞o ler΄ē] adj. [< L tintinnabulum, little bell, dim. of tintinnare, to jingle, ring < tinnire, to jingle + ARY] of bells or the ringing of bells: also tintinnabular [tin΄ti nab′yo͞olər] or tintinnabulous… …   English World dictionary

  • Tintinnabulary — Tintinnabular Tin tin*nab u*lar, Tintinnabulary Tin tin*nab u*la*ry, a. [L. tintinnabulum a little bell, fr. tintinnare to ring, to jingle, tinnire to jingle.] Having or making the sound of a bell; tinkling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tintinnabulary — ˌlerē adjective Etymology: Latin tintinnabulum bell (from tintinnare to ring, jingle from tinnire, of imitative origin + bulum, n. suffix) + English ary : of, relating to, or characterized by bells or their sounds has since enjoyed a …… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tintinnabulary — tin·tin·nab·u·lary …   English syllables

  • tin|tin|nab|u|lar — «TIHN tuh NAB yuh luhr», adjective. = tintinnabulary. (Cf. ↑tintinnabulary) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tintinnabular — Tin tin*nab u*lar, Tintinnabulary Tin tin*nab u*la*ry, a. [L. tintinnabulum a little bell, fr. tintinnare to ring, to jingle, tinnire to jingle.] Having or making the sound of a bell; tinkling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latin influence in English — English has been called a Germanic language with a Romance vocabulary. Estimates of native words (derived from Old English) in English range from 20% ndash;33%, with the rest made up of foreign borrowings. A large number of these borrowings are… …   Wikipedia

  • tintinnabular — /tin ti nab yeuh leuhr/, adj. of or pertaining to bells or bell ringing. Also, tintinnabulary /tin ti nab yeuh ler ee/, tintinnabulous. [1760 70; < L tintinnabul(um) bell (tintinna(re) to ring + bulum instrumental suffix) + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiming — Synonyms and related words: accord, accordance, accordant, according, alliteral, alliterating, alliterative, assonant, assonantal, attune, attuned, attunement, belabored, blended, blending, change ringing, chanting, chime, chink, clang, clanging …   Moby Thesaurus

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