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din

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noun \ˈdin\

Definition of din

  1. 1 :  a loud continued noise; especially :  a welter of discordant sounds trying to hear each other over the din in the bar

  2. 2 :  a situation or condition resembling a din

Examples of din in a Sentence

  1. It was hard to hear anything above the din in the restaurant.

  2. there's always a great din from the cafeteria during lunch

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Origin and Etymology of din

Middle English, from Old English dyne; akin to Old Norse dynr din, Sanskrit dhvanati it roars


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din

verb

Definition of din

dinned

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dinning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a loud noise

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to assail with loud continued noise dinned his ears

  5. 2 :  to impress (see 1impress 1c) by insistent repetition —often used with into lessons dinned into us as children

Examples of din in a Sentence

  1. safety lessons dinned into us over and over

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Origin and Etymology of din

see 1din


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din

abbreviation

Definition of din

  1. dinar


DIN

abbreviation

Definition of DIN

  1. German Industrial Standards

Origin and Etymology of din

German Deutsche Industrie-Normen


DIN Defined for English Language Learners

din

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Definition of din for English Language Learners

  • : a loud, confusing mixture of noises that lasts for a long time


DIN Defined for Kids

din

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noun \ˈdin\

Definition of din for Students

  1. :  loud confused noise …my voice echoed through the quiet bus over the din of voices in my head. — Ingrid Law, Savvy



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