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Meaning of ringing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈɹɪŋɪŋ/
    • Rhymes: -ɪŋɪŋ


    ringing ( plural: ringings )

    1. The sound of ringing .
    2. The quality of being resonant .
    3. A technique used in the study of wild birds, by attaching a small, individually numbered, metal or plastic tag to their legs or wings .



    ringing ( comparative more ringing, superlative most ringing )

    1. Loud and clear .
    2. Made forcefully; powerful .



    1. Present participle of ring .


Explanation of ringing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having the character of a loud deep sound

    2. the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

    3. the sound of a bell ringing

    4. the ringing of the telephone
      the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells--E. A. Poe

    Definition of ringing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Ring ( rĭng ), v. t. [imp. Rang ( răng ) or Rung ( rŭng ); p. p. Rung; p. pr. & vb. n. Ringing.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. √19.]
      1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, “to ring a bell”.

      2. To make ( a sound ), as by ringing a bell; to sound.

      The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums,

      Hath rung night's yawning peal. Shak.

      3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.

      To ring a peal, to ring a set of changes on a chime of bells. -- To ring the changes upon. See under Change. -- To ring in or To ring out, to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, “to ring out the old year and ring in the new”. Tennyson. -- To ring the bells backward, to sound the chimes, reversing the common order; -- formerly done as a signal of alarm or danger. Sir W. Scott.

    2. Ring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ringed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ringing.]
      1. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle. “Ring these fingers.” Shak.

      2. ( Hort. ) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, “to ring branches or roots”.

      3. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.

    3. Ringing, a & n. from Ring, v.

      Ringing engine, a simple form of pile driver in which the monkey is lifted by men pulling on ropes.