"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Tintinnabulation is a tinkling sound, as of a bell or of breaking glass; ringing; the sound of a bell ringing.

I remember coming across this word when i was about 13 or so and writing in one of my English books "The tiny tinny tintinnabulation of a tinted thicket tinamou".

1 comment:

  1. How on earth at the age of 13 had you heard of a tinamou?