ring·​ing | \ ˈriŋ-iŋ How to pronounce ringing (audio) \

Definition of ringing

1 : clear and full in tone : resounding a ringing baritone
2 : vigorously unequivocal : decisive a ringing condemnation of immorality

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ringingly \ ˈriŋ-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce ringingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of ringing in a Sentence

Do you hear that ringing sound? an angry, ringing denial of the charges
Recent Examples on the Web Peel away the veil of doubt, and there could hardly be a more ringing endorsement of an artist whose workings, methods, exuberance and connective spirit knew no bounds. Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle, "Major Rauschenberg retrospective coming to SFMOMA," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of ringing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ringing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringing. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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How to pronounce ringing (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ringing

: very loud and clear
: like the sound a bell or alarm makes
: made forcefully or with confidence

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