1

ding-dong

play
noun \ ˈdiŋ-ˌdȯŋ , -ˌdäŋ \

Definition of ding-dong

1 :the ringing sound produced by repeated strokes especially on a bell
2 :nitwit, kook

Origin and Etymology of ding-dong

imitative


2

ding-dong

verb

Definition of ding-dong

intransitive verb
1 :to make a ding-dong sound
2 :to repeat a sound or action tediously or insistently

First Known Use of ding-dong

1659


3

ding-dong

adjective

Definition of ding-dong

chiefly British
:marked by a rapid exchange or alternation (as of blows)
  • a ding-dong battle

First Known Use of ding-dong

1869


DING-DONG Defined for English Language Learners

ding-dong

play
noun

Definition of ding-dong for English Language Learners

  • : the sound of a bell ringing

  • : a noisy argument


DING-DONG Defined for Kids

dingdong

noun ding·dong \ ˈdiŋ-ˌdȯŋ \

Definition of dingdong for Students

:the sound of a bell ringing


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