: very loud and clear

: like the sound a bell or alarm makes

: made forcefully or with confidence

Full Definition of RINGING

:  clear and full in tone :  resounding <a ringing baritone>
:  vigorously unequivocal :  decisive <a ringing condemnation of immorality>
ring·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of RINGING

  1. Do you hear that ringing sound?
  2. <an angry, ringing denial of the charges>

First Known Use of RINGING

14th century

Rhymes with RINGING


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