: to celebrate the beginning of (something, such as a new year)
How did you ring in the new millennium?
We're going to New York to ring in the New Year.
chiefly British: to make a telephone call to a place (such as the place where one works)
She was feeling too ill to go to the office yesterday so she rang in sick.
: to make a telephone call to a radio or television program
Thousands of people rang in to make a donation.
Examples of ring in in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebPresident Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are ringing in the holiday season with a focus on military families.—Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Wolfe found the ring in their apartment in England after the family had informed her of his plans, the outlet reported.—Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, 16 Nov. 2023 Dodi picks up the ring in Paris, then hastily presents it to Diana over dinner in their palatial suite at the Ritz.
The research team retraced Diana and Dodi’s movements using witness testimony and even security camera footage.—Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The annual La Mesa Holiday in the Village will ring in holiday cheer from noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 on La Mesa Boulevard from Spring Street to Fourth Street in downtown La Mesa.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 Jewelers should have that classic keyring carrying dozens of rings in a wide range of sizes.—Gia Yetikyel, Vogue, 10 Nov. 2023 To ring in the big occasion, Nelson also released his new Greatest Hits album today (November 3).—Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 3 Nov. 2023 The View host rang in her 68th birthday on Monday’s episode of the daytime talk show by gifting her fellow co-hosts with some of her favorite things.—Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Kylie Jenner rang in the 2023 new year in a black fuzzy bucket hat.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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