Main definitions of ting in English

: ting1ting2

ting1

noun

  • A sharp, clear ringing sound, such as that made when a glass is struck by a metal object.

    ‘the ting of the bell’
    • ‘They sat wordlessly, each consumed in their own thoughts, punctuated by the sharp ting of the rain.’
    • ‘I shifted, uncomfortable, wondering why I hadn't registered the familiar ting of the door opening that must have sounded when Will entered.’
    • ‘He raised his eyebrows just as he heard three tings of a bell.’
    • ‘Mixed with them was the baying of sheep, the clicking of a axe on wood, and the ting ting of a smith's hammer.’

verb

[no object]
  • Emit a sharp, clear, ringing sound.

    ‘the clatter of cutlery and tinging of glasses’
    • ‘As well as ticking on each beat, metronomes often have a bell which can be set to ting every second, third, or fourth beat to mark the first beat in the bar.’
    • ‘The elevator doors tinged open and Justin bolted from the elevator.’
    • ‘The elevator tinged behind me, and the doors hissed open.’
    • ‘I could feel the chocolate happiness wearing off as the elevator tinged and I stepped in, putting the charm back into my pocket and deciding I would have to use the money from my next pay check to get it repaired.’
    • ‘He opened his mouth - which was curved up with a slightly crooked grin - to speak, but thankfully the elevator tinged and the doors hissed open.’
    • ‘Thankfully it was at this point the elevator tinged and the doors hissed open.’
    • ‘She began to wonder where they were when the elevator tinged and he took her hand in his and led her out of the doors.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as a verb): imitative. The noun dates from the early 17th century.

Pronunciation

ting

/tiNG//tɪŋ/

Main definitions of ting in English

: ting1ting2

ting2

noun

  • ‘if they wanna do that kinda ting, that's up to them’
    non-standard spelling of thing, used especially in representing West Indian or Irish speech
    ‘it's unbelievable how quickly tings can change’
    • ‘It's terrifying but it's part of our ting.’
    • ‘Neo-Liberal leadership is a lot like the mob: "Yooz can take de money or yooz can have terrible tings happen to ya."’
    • ‘Wenger should also sign dat ting with Theo.’
    • ‘The first ting is we don't explain tings.’
    • ‘Dere's some tings you gotta understand bout da superior state.’
    • ‘And be gentle and not like a bad man ting.’
    • ‘I was at a ting on Saturday when a mother put on a pair of comedy / joke glasses.’
    • ‘"We run tings, tings no run WE."’
    • ‘Grandpa Alfonse used ta say if you're lookin' back at the tings you missed you won't know what hit ya.’
    • ‘It's okay if I can't do every single ting.’

Pronunciation

ting

/tiNG//tɪŋ/