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ding-dong

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


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ding-dong

verb

Definition of ding-dong

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

First Known Use of ding-dong

1659

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

in the meaning defined above

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DING-DONG Defined for English Language Learners

ding-dong

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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