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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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