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May 11, 2008
This week's theme
14-letter words, 14-letter definitions

This week's words
acritochromacy
tintinnabulate
tinctumutation
brobdingnagian
circumbendibus

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tintinnabulate

(tin-ti-NAB-yuh-layt) Pronunciation Sound Clip

verb intr.: To ring; to tinkle.

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

"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.

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

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