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

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 There’s a calm far removed from this city’s buzzy din. Brittny Mejia, latimes.com, "Sex crime case renews tension in Mexico between Catholics and evangelical church," 27 June 2019 There’s a calm far removed from this city’s buzzy din. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Must Reads: Sex crime case renews tension in Mexico between Catholics and evangelical church," 27 June 2019 Ten elephants—adult females, small calves at their sides, subadults also staying close—fled the throbbing din of rotors. David Quammen, National Geographic, "How one of Africa’s great parks is rebounding from war," 12 June 2019 Rant to the Jet Ski riders in the slough, spoiling the sabbatical calm with mechanized din. Seattle Times Readers, The Seattle Times, "Rant & Rave: Let’s hear it for the Sounders band," 19 May 2019 The din of distracting statistical noise is overwhelming. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Story of the Year," 6 Mar. 2019 Nazis Inside,’ and those inside have looked down on the din from top-floor offices. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Five times Anthony Kennedy was the fifth vote shows the significance of his retirement," 28 June 2018 Sometimes-animated conversations blend into a uniform din. Christy Karras, The Seattle Times, "Pick a table, pick a topic, pick a cocktail — it’s time to pick people’s minds, civilly, at Drunken Philosophy," 29 Mar. 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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