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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ring, ringing, tintinnabulationnoun

    the sound of a bell ringing

    "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe

  2. ringingnoun

    the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

  3. plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancynoun

    having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant


  1. ringingnoun

    The sound of ringing.

  2. ringingnoun

    The quality of being resonant.

  3. ringingnoun

    A technique used in the study of wild birds, by attaching a small, individually numbered, metal or plastic tag to their legs or wings.

  4. ringingadjective

    Loud and clear.

  5. ringingadjective

    Made forcefully; powerful.


  1. Ringing

    Ringing may mean:


  1. ringing

    Ringing refers to various phenomena or actions. It can mean the act of causing a bell or other device to emit a sound, often as a means of drawing attention. It also references the sound that is produced by this action. Additionally, in electronics, it refers to an unwanted oscillation of a voltage or current. In the context of sound frequencies, it refers to a prolonged resonance. Moreover, it can suggest a circular or enclosing movement. The specific definition depends on the context it's used in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ringing

    of Ring

  2. Ringing

    of Ring

  3. Ringing

    a & n. from Ring, v

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ringing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3071

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ringing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ringing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ringing in a Sentence

  1. Philip Breedlove:

    We should make any changes on our troop structure based on conditions on the ground, not on schedules, other nations are already ringing in that they are committed.

  2. Gary Guyton:

    We put out the press release talking about the first one and then our phones started ringing off the hook, we found out basically there's some cottage industries out there that do this for a living. They're looking for debt-for-equity swaps.

  3. Judge Russell Wiseman:

    I hope the words you heard here from the people you hurt are ringing in your ears for the rest of your life, this community bids you goodbye.

  4. Jennifer Smith:

    I came into work the Monday after Thanksgiving to the phone ringing at 7 a.m., john Burley was calling from John Burley hospital room saying,' Boomer is in the pound !' Boomer is in the pound !' Boomer is John's world.

  5. Allen Levi Simmons:

    My ears were ringing like a smoke detector, and little did I know that the rest of my life was going to be changed.

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    occurring from time to time
    A profound
    B noninvasive
    C frantic
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