English noun: ringing
|1.||ringing (event) the sound of a bell ringing|
|Samples||The distinctive ring of the church bell.|
The ringing of the telephone.
The tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells.
|Narrower (hyponym)||bell ringing|
|2.||ringing (communication) the giving of a ring as a token of engagement|
|Broader (hypernym)||betrothal, engagement, troth|
|3.||ringing (attribute) having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant|
|Synonyms||plangency, resonance, reverberance, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy|
|Broader (hypernym)||quality, timber, timbre, tone|