HyperDic: ringing

English > 3 senses of the word ringing:
NOUNeventringing, ring, tintinnabulationthe sound of a bell ringing
communicationringingthe giving of a ring as a token of engagement
attributeringing, plangency, resonance, reverberance, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancyhaving the character of a loud deep sound
ringing > pronunciation
Soundsrih'ngihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > ringing: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound of a bell ringing.
Examples
  • "the ringing of the telephone"
  • "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
Synonymsring, tintinnabulation
Narrowerbell ringingThe sound of someone playing a set of bells
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishcampanilleo, tañido, tintineo
Catalandringadera, dringadissa, tritlleig
Verbsringsound loudly and sonorously
ringmake (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
English > ringing: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe giving of a ring as a token of engagement.
Broaderbetrothal, troth, engagementA mutual promise to marry
Spanishpuesta de anillos
English > ringing: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningHaving the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant.
Synonymsplangency, resonance, reverberance, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy
Broadertimbre, timber, quality, tone(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
Spanishresonancia, sonoridad
Catalanressonància, sonoritat
Verbsringring or echo with sound

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