Oh tintinnabulation, tintinnabulation, tintinnabulation …
… all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Hey! Say THAT (tintinnabulation) three times. Fast. New word for me is …
tintinnabulation. Say it with me: Tintinnabulation \tin-ti-nab-yuh-LAY-shuhn\ – the ringing or sounding of bells, or a jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells.
Our Rascal (when she isn’t dreaming of sugar plums), has her own little bit of holiday tintinnabulation she brings with her.
Hear the sledges with the bells
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells
From the jinglng and the tinkling of the bells.
1st Verse of “The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe