ring·​ing | \ˈriŋ-iŋ \

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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Other Words from ringing

ringingly \ ˈriŋ-​iŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of ringing in a Sentence

Do you hear that ringing sound? an angry, ringing denial of the charges

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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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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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