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 ringing (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 But a new research paper released by the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany, N.Y., offers the most ringing case yet. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Alexander Hamilton, Enslaver? New Research Says Yes," 9 Nov. 2020 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 10 May. 2021.

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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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