ring true

Definition of ring true

  1. :  to sound true Her explanation didn't ring true.

Word by Word Definitions

ringplay
  1. :  a circular band for holding, connecting, hanging, pulling, packing, or sealing

    :  a circlet usually of precious metal worn especially on the finger

    :  a circular line, figure, or object

  1. :  to provide with a ring

    :  to place or form a ring around :  encircle

    :  girdle

  1. :  to sound resonantly or sonorously

    :  to be filled with a reverberating sound :  resound

    :  to have the sensation of being filled with a humming sound

  1. :  a set of bells

    :  a clear resonant sound made by or resembling that made by vibrating metal

    :  resonant tone :  sonority

trueplay
  1. :  being in accordance with the actual state of affairs

    :  conformable to an essential reality

    :  fully realized or fulfilled

  1. :  in accordance with fact or reality

    :  without deviation

    :  without variation from type

  1. :  truth, reality

  1. :  to make level, square, balanced, or concentric :  bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form


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