Definition of tidings in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪdɪŋz/

plural noun

1 literary or archaic News; information: the bearer of glad tidings [in singular]: amid the clouds of gloom, this is a good tiding
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  • Several of his less talented colleagues, I'm told, protested vehemently when they heard the glad tidings.
  • It said some workers had already returned to work and other workers will get letters telling them the glad tidings soon.
  • Mrs Manning obviously intended to come as a bearer of good tidings.
2 (tiding) rare A flock of magpies: a tiding of magpies perch in the low pines


Late Old English tīdung 'announcement, piece of news', probably from Old Norse títhindi 'news of events', from títhr 'occurring'.

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