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 next night, rowdy Australians and selfie-snapping Chinese tourists filed in to the arena to the din of hard rock beats. Shashank Bengalistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Column One: Young Thai boxer looks like a lollipop, stings like a bee," 30 July 2019 The recordings were coupled with background noise—similar to the din of a coffee shop—at three increasing levels of loudness. Linda Lombardi, National Geographic, "Dogs can tune out noise, just like people at cocktail parties," 30 Apr. 2019 Pounding down the street, in a din of flutes and booming drums, are hundreds of marchers: some dressed in quasi-military uniforms, others in orange sashes, bowler hats and white gloves. The Economist, "Orange Order parades cause growing tension in Scotland," 11 July 2019 Carroll’s accusations in June largely disappeared into the din. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "E. Jean Carroll “loved” Trump’s response to her rape allegations," 9 July 2019 Where noise, feedback, and cheering become their own symphony, a combined din that sees people coming together to be lovesick, sad, hurt, and healing together. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The DMCA bell did not toll for a beloved musician—thus, I could grieve him," 6 July 2019 But moderate voices like his were largely lost in the din. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Bashing Big Business at the Democratic Debates: CEO Daily," 28 June 2019 The reliefs make a great effort to depict the grand spectacle: Many priests support the barks and statues, while a crowd makes a joyous din with sistrum rattles. National Geographic, "Egypt’s pharaohs welcomed summer with this fabulous festival," 25 June 2019 Brittany Greeson for The New York Times At dozens of barbershops and laundromats across the United States, the sound of children reading aloud mingles with the buzz and snip from barbers’ tools or the din of washers. New York Times, "Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help," 2 July 2019

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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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