\ 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


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 2c) by insistent repetition often used with into lessons dinned into us as children

Definition of din (Entry 3 of 4)


Definition of DIN (Entry 4 of 4)

German Industrial Standards

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These voices can rise above the din of marketing, lobbying and shareholder profits to speak for the young, the sick and the poor, whose lives will be harmed by climate change first. Matthew Meyer, Scientific American, 1 July 2022 In order to have your voice rise above the din and reach your target market of listeners, new podcasters need to have a clear vision and niche in mind for the messaging. Ginni Saraswati, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2022 For much of the time, the technical nature of the subject meant the talks could occur beyond the din of partisan squabbling. Josh Boak, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 For most of the process, the technical nature of computer chips and scientific research meant that the talks could occur beyond the din of partisan squabbling. Josh Boak, ajc, 1 Aug. 2022 Caught in the cycle of escalation is Taiwan, whose voice is often drowned out by the din of Washington and Beijing. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 He was then led along a red carpet, as colorful lion dancers performed, adding to the din of drumming, chanting and trumpets. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 1 July 2022 Sound-absorbing barriers, including berms on land and air-bubble curtains in the water, can soften the din of traffic and industry. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 13 June 2022 At a shooting range in an old car factory on the outskirts of Warsaw, Artur Kwiecinski, a 47-year-old pharmaceutical executive, spoke over the din of live fire. Anthony Faiola, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of din


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


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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\ 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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