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ring·ing

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ringing

    of Ring

  2. Ringing

    of Ring

  3. Ringing

    a & n. from Ring, v

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce ringing?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. Marilyn Hinson:

    He was hungry. I’ve been hungry. A lot of people can’t say that, but I can, and I can’t stand for anyone to be hungry, it was like a little miracle ringing in my ear.

  2. Jeff Halstead:

    Fort Worth residents were standing literally at the front door, they could see whether the door was kicked on or not. The lights were on, there was evidence that people were living there, there were toys, why they advanced to an extremely dark backyard area without at least ringing the doorbell or checking the entrance ? That's extremely concerning.

  3. Terrence Floyd:

    If you keep my brother’s name ringing, you’re going to keep everybody else’s name ringing, breonna Taylor, Sean Bell, Ahmaud Arbery, you could go through the whole list. There’s a lot of them.

  4. George Herbert:

    Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round! Parents first season us; then schoolmasters deliver us to laws; they send us bound to rules of reason, holy messengers, pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, bibles laid open, millions of surprises, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, the sound of glory ringing in our ears: without, our shame; within, our consciences; angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array one cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.

  5. Bill Jeffress:

    I really ought to call Scooter Libby. I'm sure Scooter Libby phone is ringing off the hook.

Images & Illustrations of ringing

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. abrade
    • B. huff
    • C. descant
    • D. knead

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