A Tintinnabulum is a bell mounted on a pole, placed in a Roman Catholic Basilica to signify the church's link with the Pope.


In the Middle Ages it served the practical function of alerting the people of Rome to the approach of the Pope during papal processions.Fact|date=May 2008

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  • Tintinnabulum — (lat. „Klingel“, „Schelle“) bezeichnet: Tintinnabulum (Antike), in der Antike ein an der Tür als Türklingel aufgehängtes Glöckchenspiel Tintinnabulum (Liturgie), eine in der Liturgie verwendete, auf einen Stab montierte Glocke Schelle… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tintinnabulum — Tin tin*nab u*lum, n.; pl. {Tintinnabula}. [L., a bell. See {Tintinnabular}.] A bell; also, a set or combination of bells or metal plates used as a musical instrument or as a toy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tintinnabulum — (lat.), Glocke, Schelle …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tintinnabulum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tintinnabule ou tintinnabulum, un emblème des basiliques chrétiennes ; Style tintinnabulum, un style musical minimaliste. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tintinnabulum — tin·tin·nab·u·lum (tĭn tĭ năbʹyə ləm) n. pl. tin·tin·nab·u·la ( lə) A small, tinkling bell.   [Middle English, from Latin tintinnābulum, from tintinnāre, to jingle, reduplication of tinnīre, to ring, of imitative origin.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tintinnabulum (disambiguation) — Tintinnabulum can refer to: * Tintinnabulum a bell in a Roman Catholic Basilica * Tintinnabulum a percussion instrument * Tintinnabuli a music compositional style devised by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt * Dendropsophus tintinnabulum a species… …   Wikipedia

  • Tintinnabulum (Liturgie) — Tintinnabulum und Canopeum in einer Prozession der Heilig Bloedbasiliek in Brügge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tintinnabulum — noun A small clinking bell …   Wiktionary

  • tintinnabulum — tin·tin·nab·u·lum …   English syllables

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