din

noun
\ ˈdin \

Definition of din

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a loud continued noise especially : a welter of discordant sounds trying to hear each other over the din in the bar
2 : a situation or condition resembling a din

din

verb
dinned; dinning

Definition of din (Entry 2 of 4)

intransitive verb

: to make a loud noise

transitive verb

1 : to assail with loud continued noise dinned his ears
2 : to impress (see impress entry 1 sense 1c) by insistent repetition often used with into lessons dinned into us as children

din

abbreviation (1)

Definition of din (Entry 3 of 4)

dinar

DIN

abbreviation (2)

Definition of DIN (Entry 4 of 4)

German Industrial Standards

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Examples of din in a Sentence

Noun

It was hard to hear anything above the din in the restaurant. there's always a great din from the cafeteria during lunch

Verb

safety lessons dinned into us over and over
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Our challenge is to rise above the din and divisiveness of today’s politics. Brady Mccombs, The Seattle Times, "Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in ‘crisis’," 12 Dec. 2018 Amid the din of young protesters, the rigid partisan lines that have long deadlocked the national debate over gun violence have shown signs of cracking. Michael Scherer, Washington Post, "Florida high school students demand change to gun laws at boisterous rally," 21 Feb. 2018 Instead, the restaurant was flooded with the low din of typing. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 That hum quickly grew to a din, composed of calls not only between legislators, but also from constituents who increasingly had their own phones for articulating complaints, comments and requests. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Harriott Daley, the Capitol’s First Telephone Operator," 23 Apr. 2018 And model Mara Martin was one of these women, sashaying gracefully in her gold bikini, blue headphones shielding her baby from the din of the show. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "Motherhood Is Having a Moment—but I'm Not Loving It as Much as You'd Think," 24 July 2018 Instead, the restaurant was flooded with the low din of typing. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 There's just something about a steaming mug of coffee, the mercy of a Bloody Mary, the cheerful din of brunching humanity; certain intangible qualities that simply can't be reproduced at home. Sarah Nardi, Chicago Reader, "The Bongo Room turns 25: A look back at Wicker Park's beloved brunch spot," 5 July 2018 Their jumps add percussion to the din, boards slapping and grinding against rails and pipes. Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Lynch Family Skatepark offers teenagers discipline, camaraderie, freedom," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of din

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for din

Noun and Verb

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

Abbreviation (2)

German Deutsche Industrie-Normen

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din

noun

English Language Learners Definition of din

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

din

noun
\ ˈdin \

Kids Definition of din

: 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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