Definition of ringing-up in English:

ringing-up

noun

  • 1The sounding of a bell or some other direction given for the raising of a theatre curtain.

  • 2The act of calling someone by telephone.

  • 3The recording of a sale on a cash register or other device or system.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Dickens (1812–1870), novelist. From ringing + up. With sense 1 compare ring. With sense 2 compare ring. With sense 3 compare ring.

Pronunciation

ringing-up

/ˌrɪŋɪŋˈʌp/