Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: ringing  ring-ing
  1. The sound of a bell ringing
    "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells";
    - ring, tintinnabulation
     
  2. The giving of a ring as a token of engagement
     
  3. Having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    - plangency, resonance, reverberance, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy
Verb: ring (rang,rung)  ring
  1. Sound loudly and sonorously
    "the bells rang";
    - peal
     
  2. Fill for a short time with sound and echoes
    "the hall rang with laughter";
    - resound, echo, reverberate
     
  3. Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church";
    - knell, knoll [archaic]
     
  4. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
    "I tried to ring you all night";
    - call, telephone, call up, phone
     
  5. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    "The forest rings my property";
    - surround, environ, skirt, border
     
  6. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    "ring birds";
    - band

Sounds like: rings, winging, wr

Derived forms: ringings

See also: ring out

Type of: adjoin, attach, betrothal, betrothment, contact, engagement, go, meet, quality, sound, telecommunicate, timber [non-standard], timbre, tone, touch, troth [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Ringing

Ring, Wisconsin