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A.Word.A.Day--tintinnabulate

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This week's theme: 14-letter words, 14-letter definitions.

tintinnabulate (tin-ti-NAB-yuh-layt) verb intr.

To ring; to tinkle.

[From Latin tintinnabulum (bell), from tintinnare (to jingle).]

See more usage examples of tintinnabulate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"There is no music, but that's no matter because the dresses tintinnabulate with copious garlands of small brass bells." David Rakoff; An American in Paris; Harper's Bazaar (New York); Oct 2000.

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