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ding–dong

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noun \ˈdiŋ-ˌdȯŋ, -ˌdäŋ\

Definition of ding–dong

  1. 1 :  the ringing sound produced by repeated strokes especially on a bell

  2. 2 :  nitwit, kook

Origin and Etymology of ding–dong

imitative


First Known Use: 1611


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ding–dong

verb

Definition of ding–dong

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a ding-dong sound

  3. 2 :  to repeat a sound or action tediously or insistently

1659

First Known Use of ding–dong

1659


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ding–dong

adjective

Definition of ding–dong

chiefly British

  1. :  marked by a rapid exchange or alternation (as of blows) a ding–dong battle

1869

First Known Use of ding–dong

1869


DING–DONG Defined for English Language Learners

ding-dong

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noun

Definition of ding–dong for English Language Learners

  • : the sound of a bell ringing

  • : a noisy argument

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