Definition of ringing in US English:



  • 1Having or emitting a clear resonant sound.

    ‘a ringing voice’
    • ‘We slipped through the metal detectors when a loud ringing sound went off.’
    • ‘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 ringing sound was all she could hear and she began to breathe very quickly.’
    • ‘A high-pitched ringing sounded in his ears, blanking out nearly everything else, he noticed.’
    • ‘A loud ringing sound came over the classroom speaker.’
    • ‘Frail and small-framed, she could speak in a ringing voice and inspire many.’
    • ‘There is a ringing sound in her ears and she feels as though she is drifting out of consciousness.’
    • ‘The door bell rang again and both girls were startled by the sudden ringing sound that seemed a hundred times louder then usual.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She pushed the door open, a bell hooked to the door made a ringing sound.’
    • ‘I also realize that the ringing sound wasn't the alarm clock, it was the phone.’
    • ‘A loud crash and the sound of ringing alarms filled the electrical store.’
    • ‘Her ringing voice was loud amongst the murmurs of the moving crowd.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She kept her eyes closed, content to listen to the ringing sounds of her friend's voice.’
    • ‘What's that strange ringing sound coming from her bag?’
    • ‘Girl has apparently run into a pole, and the sound of ringing metal sounds throughout the parking lot.’
    • ‘Cola opened his mouth, about to respond, but he was interrupted by a ringing sound.’
    • ‘Suddenly a loud ringing sound scared me… what was that?’
    • ‘The ringing noise interrupts his pleasant memories, and Ross turns down the flame on his stove.’
    deep, low, sonorous, full, full-bodied, vibrant, rich, clear, orotund
    reverberating, resounding, echoing, filled
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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.’
      noisy, blaring, booming, deafening, roaring, thunderous, thundering, tumultuous, clamorous, blasting, head-splitting, ear-splitting, ear-piercing, piercing
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