din

noun
\ ˈdin How to pronounce din (audio) \

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

The Medical Examiner’s Office declined to release more details about Salahud-din. Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times, "Cal Anderson Park shooting victim identified," 25 Mar. 2019 Nazis Inside,’ and those inside have looked down on the din from top-floor offices. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Five times Anthony Kennedy was the fifth vote shows the significance of his retirement," 28 June 2018 Sometimes-animated conversations blend into a uniform din. Christy Karras, The Seattle Times, "Pick a table, pick a topic, pick a cocktail — it’s time to pick people’s minds, civilly, at Drunken Philosophy," 29 Mar. 2019 Yet all those voices can add up to a grating din, as in the Covington Catholic fracas. Kate Bachelder Odell, WSJ, "It’s Not Too Late to Quit Social Media," 25 Jan. 2019 Along with the cacophony from planes, trains and automobiles, the din pumped through headphones, at fitness classes and during rock concerts is damaging our health, the WHO’s guidelines published on Tuesday said. Joanna Sugden, WSJ, "Hear, Hear: The WHO Gives Lower Volumes a Ringing Endorsement," 9 Oct. 2018 But the din was a burst of gunfire that shattered the early-morning calm, and the victim was shot in the chest, according to police. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Man, 35, shot to death in Dorchester," 30 Mar. 2018 Particularly interesting are the mea culpas from Serreze and fellow scientists who chased scientific red herrings or, deafened by the din of natural climate variability, misread the data. Ashley Shelby, New York Times, "To the Poles — Before They Started Melting," 15 June 2018 Over the din of portable generators, coughing echoes throughout the camp as the omnipresent wildfire smoke in the air exacerbates health issues like asthma. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.," 17 Nov. 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 How to pronounce din (audio) \

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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