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English noun: ringing

1. ringing (event) the sound of a bell ringing


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsring, tintinnabulation


Broader (hypernym)sound


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


Synonymsplangency, resonance, reverberance, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy


Broader (hypernym)quality, timber, timbre, tone









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