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ˈɛl ɪŋ tənelling·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ellington, Duke Ellington, Edward Kennedy Ellingtonnoun

    United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)


  1. ellington

    Ellington is primarily recognized as a surname and can also refer to several specific entities. It is often associated with the famous American jazz musician and composer, Duke Ellington. Additionally, it is the name of several places, notably in the United States and United Kingdom. However, providing a general definition can be challenging as it varies with context. In most cases though, when someone refers to Ellington, they are likely referring to Duke Ellington.


  1. Ellington

    Ellington is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. Ellington was incorporated in May, 1786, from East Windsor. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 12,921.

Editors Contribution

  1. Ellington

    Ellington, Cat Ellington (noun) Famous American songwriter, casting director, poet, and author (1970 -)

    Cat Ellington is regarded as one of the most highly distinctive public figures in modern times.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2019  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ellington is ranked #3132 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ellington surname appeared 11,522 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Ellington.

    62.7% or 7,229 total occurrences were White.
    31% or 3,572 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 356 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 259 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 56 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 50 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ellington in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ellington in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Ellington in a Sentence

  1. Michael Walter:

    We have unconfirmed reports of power flashes and possible wind damage in Clear Lake near Ellington Field where the Johnson Space Center is, power flashes occurred when high winds hit a transformer, which usually indicate a tornado coming through that area.

  2. Joseph Strickland:

    Cat Ellington is the Bo Jackson of the creative arts. Everything she does, she does extremely well. And I'm proud of her. I'm proud to say that a woman as beautiful and gifted as she is has a solid place in both my personal and professional lives.

  3. Arlen Ettinger:

    The greatest prize of all, I think I'm safe in saying, is Duke Ellington's white baby grand piano on which he was known to compose much of his music.

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