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1ding–dong

noun \ˈdiŋ-ˌdŋ, -ˌdäŋ\

: the sound of a bell ringing

: a noisy argument

Full Definition of DING-DONG

1
:  the ringing sound produced by repeated strokes especially on a bell
2
:  nitwit, kook

Origin of DING-DONG

imitative
First Known Use: 1611

2ding–dong

verb

Definition of DING-DONG

intransitive verb
1
:  to make a ding-dong sound
2
:  to repeat a sound or action tediously or insistently

First Known Use of DING-DONG

1659

3ding–dong

adjective

Definition of DING-DONG

chiefly British
:  marked by a rapid exchange or alternation (as of blows) <a ding–dong battle>

First Known Use of DING-DONG

1869

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