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ringing (n.)

c. 1300, "act of causing (a bell) to ring;" late 14c., "sound made by a bell," verbal noun from ring (v.1). Meaning "ringing sensation in the ears" is from late 14c.; in Middle English also ringlinge.

ringing (adj.)

"having or giving the sound of a bell; resonant," 14c., present-participle adjective from ring (v.1). Figurative use by c. 1600. Related: Ringingly.

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Definitions of ringing

ringing (n.)
the sound of a bell ringing; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe;
the ringing of the telephone
Synonyms: ring / tintinnabulation
ringing (n.)
the giving of a ring as a token of engagement;
ringing (n.)
having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant;
Synonyms: plangency / resonance / reverberance / sonorousness / sonority / vibrancy
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