Definition of ringing in English:

ringing

adjective

  • 1Having or emitting a clear resonant sound.

    ‘a ringing voice’
    • ‘I also realize that the ringing sound wasn't the alarm clock, it was the phone.’
    • ‘In the center of the room, shifting around upon a shining pink bed amongst a mess of hair and sheet, a girl clawed at the ringing sound of her alarm.’
    • ‘As he lay down on the mat, with a bewildered expression on his face, he heard a clear and ringing laugh from the girl, a genuine happy laugh.’
    • ‘A high-pitched ringing sounded in his ears, blanking out nearly everything else, he noticed.’
    • ‘Frail and small-framed, she could speak in a ringing voice and inspire many.’
    • ‘A ringing sound was all she could hear and she began to breathe very quickly.’
    • ‘A loud ringing sound erupted out of a speaker in the far corner of the barracks and as it sounded the men filed out of the room towards some unknown destination.’
    • ‘What's that strange ringing sound coming from her bag?’
    • ‘There is a ringing sound in her ears and she feels as though she is drifting out of consciousness.’
    • ‘The ringing noise interrupts his pleasant memories, and Ross turns down the flame on his stove.’
    • ‘She kept her eyes closed, content to listen to the ringing sounds of her friend's voice.’
    • ‘She pushed the door open, a bell hooked to the door made a ringing sound.’
    • ‘The door bell rang again and both girls were startled by the sudden ringing sound that seemed a hundred times louder then usual.’
    • ‘Girl has apparently run into a pole, and the sound of ringing metal sounds throughout the parking lot.’
    • ‘We slipped through the metal detectors when a loud ringing sound went off.’
    • ‘Cola opened his mouth, about to respond, but he was interrupted by a ringing sound.’
    • ‘A loud ringing sound came over the classroom speaker.’
    • ‘Her ringing voice was loud amongst the murmurs of the moving crowd.’
    • ‘A loud crash and the sound of ringing alarms filled the electrical store.’
    • ‘Suddenly a loud ringing sound scared me… what was that?’
    reverberating, ringing, resounding, echoing, filled
    deep, low, sonorous, full, full-bodied, vibrant, rich, clear, ringing, orotund
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    1. 1.1(of a statement) forceful and unequivocal.
      ‘the Russian leader received a ringing declaration of support’
      • ‘At his trial he read a ringing statement, to the effect that he and his generation had given their best in various hell-holes, and there was no more to say.’
      • ‘A few cheers answered his ringing declaration.’

noun

  • An act or sound of ringing.

    ‘the ringing of fire alarms’
    ‘she was woken by the ringing of the phone’
    ‘a ringing in her ears’
    • ‘He woke up a few hours later to the ringing of the phone.’
    • ‘The ringing of the phone continued to burst through my eardrums noisily.’
    • ‘But just as he was about to suggest another wild idea, they both heard a familiar ringing.’
    • ‘Two seconds later, the ringing of Josh's phone was filling the house.’
    • ‘Suddenly the silence was broken by the loud ringing of the phone.’
    • ‘I pushed open the door and a cheerful ringing announced my arrival.’
    • ‘Beneath the ringing of the shot, he thought he heard someone scream.’
    • ‘The ringing stopped and I could hear my answering machine click into action.’
    • ‘The only other sound was the ringing of a phone to my right.’
    • ‘The distant ringing of heavy boots echoed in the dark.’
    • ‘Only four hours later though we were woken by the ringing of the hotel phone.’
    • ‘Beside them, the phone rang, and all three there froze for several seconds, listening to the repetitive ringing.’
    • ‘The silence is deafening, and the ringing that woke me resounds in my ears.’
    • ‘In the distance Carl could hear the ringing of his mobile phone.’
    • ‘I just marched all the way to the phone, getting impatience with the sound of the ringing.’
    • ‘Leaning down to kiss her, he was interrupted by the ringing of her mobile.’
    • ‘The ringing of the phone woke her up, and she sat up suddenly.’
    • ‘Her ringing was soon answered when the door creaked open, it was Avril, Pat's sister.’
    • ‘The audible ringing was still echoing through her head, buzzing in her ears and making her feel as her whole life had only been a dream.’
    • ‘The harsh ringing of his mobile phone on the coffee table in the middle of the studio makes us jump.’
    reverberation, reverberating, reflection, resounding, ringing, repetition, repeat, reiteration, answer
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Pronunciation:

ringing

/ˈrɪŋɪŋ/