ding-dong

noun
\ ˈdiŋ-ˌdȯŋ How to pronounce ding-dong (audio) , -ˌdäŋ \

Definition of ding-dong

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

ding-dong

verb
ding-donged; ding-donging; ding-dongs

Definition of ding-dong (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

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

ding-dong

adjective

Definition of ding-dong (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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First Known Use of ding-dong

Noun

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ding-dong

Noun

imitative

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The first known use of ding-dong was in 1611

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“Ding-dong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ding-dong. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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ding-dong

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of ding-dong

: the sound of a bell ringing
British, informal : a noisy argument

dingdong

noun
ding·​dong | \ ˈdiŋ-ˌdȯŋ \

Kids Definition of dingdong

: the sound of a bell ringing

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