Definition of ting-a-ling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪŋəlɪŋ/

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[in singular] The sound of the repeated ringing of a small bell.
Example sentences
  • With a ting-a-ling off we go...
  • The bell goes with me in second place, that magical ting-a-ling that always draws a roar from the crowd and puts speed in the stride of every runner.
  • Tug a slot machine enough times, and the ting-a-ling of instant income might convince you to continue emptying your change bucket.


Mid 19th century: imitative.

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