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Pronunciation: /dɪŋ
 
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verb

[no object]
Make a ringing sound: cash registers were dinging softly
More example sentences
  • Ding, ding, ding, The ring rang out across the school grounds and all the students raced to the door to get to their lockers first, along with Loan and Tobias.
  • If I don't take the food out two minutes after the bell goes ‘ding’, it dings at me again, and louder!
  • My Super Duper Creep Detection Sense was dinging like crazy.

exclamation

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Used to imitate a metallic ringing sound resembling a bell.
Example sentences
  • The Wicked Witch - ding, dong - isn't dead anymore.
  • ‘Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner’ she said with a coy smile.
  • Ding, ding - it was a pity her brother wasn't here to ring the bell.

Origin

early 17th century: imitative.

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ding2

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Pronunciation: /dɪŋ
 
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noun

informal , chiefly North American
1A mark or dent on the bodywork of a car, boat, or other vehicle.
Example sentences
  • You stop the dents and the dings in your own garage, but what about in the parking lot?
  • All right, so the question is, as this data continues to flow in, and engineers are assessing what sort of dings and dents might have occurred, many reporters are asking the question, how serious is it?
  • And with the exception of a few dings and dents, it looks pretty much the way it did when it rolled off the line on July 11, 1960.
1.1Scottish or dialect A blow on the head.
Example sentences
  • I thought he was going to have another ding at Rob and his arms were everywhere.

verb

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1Dent (something).
Example sentences
  • ‘They were dinged up a lot last year, and they were really good,’ says one SEC offensive coordinator.
  • A piece of concrete scratched one line officer, and a tiny fragment of lead from the 200 gr. bullet dinged the chin of an adjacent shooter.
  • The windshield of my old car got dinged by hail once, but that's it.
1.1Hit (someone), especially on the head: I dinged him one
More example sentences
  • And so you just ding the enemies to death, and they're dumb enough to let you do it.
  • Nothing spectacular but the Saints managed just two good runs over the middle of the line even though Martin was dinged in the third quarter.
  • If a receiver tips or deflects the ball and a player from the opposing team catches it, it's the quarterback who gets dinged while the receiver gets away unscathed.
1.2 [no object] (ding into) Scottish Bump into: he dings into doorways like a bearing in a pinball machine
More example sentences
  • He let go from the hip as he reeled forward and the slug dinged into the trunk of the car two inches from my left leg.
  • So when she smashed into you, did your car ding into the car in front of you?
  • So while mainstream media offered the sweeping panorama, video diaries took us where TV couldn't or wouldn't - running into air-raid shelters in the Israel-Hizballah war, crouching behind an armored vehicle with a soldier in Samarra, bullets dinging into metal off camera.

Origin

Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish dænge 'beat, bang'.

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Pronunciation: /dɪŋ
 
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noun

Australian informal

Origin

1950s: perhaps from ding-dong or wingding.

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