\ˈtiŋ \

Definition of ting 

: a high-pitched sound like that made by a light stroke on a crystal goblet

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ting intransitive verb

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But sometimes Russians' pride can become tinged with resentment at their star players who cross the ocean to play professionally for considerably more money and global fame. Amie Ferris-rotman, chicagotribune.com, "At home in Russia, Alex Ovechkin brings out both love and resentment," 3 June 2018 An M5S-League coalition would be eccentric, idealistic, tinged with xenophobia, intolerant of corruption and economically illiberal. The Economist, "An Italian populist government looks likely, and risky," 17 May 2018 Indeed, Genesis decidedly did not feel safe in the Real World house; her every moment there was tinged with the pain of the wrenching poverty and neglect and eventual homophobia of her Alabama childhood. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "When ‘The Real World’ Gave Up on Reality," 6 June 2018 For me, Bernstein’s evocations of rock are only glancing, tinged with jazz and blues. New York Times, "Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst?," 13 July 2018 After a spectacular pink-tinged, heavily Instagrammed sunset, guests gathered around a fire pit area with seating made from stone found on the island. Fortune, "'Glamping' Has Officially Come to New York City," 12 July 2018 In this case, the phenotype of the suspect shows a fair-skinned man with blue eyes tinged with green and sandy blond hair. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, "‘My killer was never found’: Police live tweet a murdered girl’s last day alive in 1973," 9 July 2018 But the canals, what’s left of them, now are lined with trash and exude a miasma tinged with the scent of sewage. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "Basra was once a jewel of a city. Now it's a symbol what's wrong in Iraq," 17 June 2018 Reckoning on his homecoming, the Brazilian waves a white flag while reciting verses tinged with longing. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Viva Friday: Listen to the Best New Latin Music This Week By Ozuna & Tory Lanez, Shakira & Maluma and More," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of ting

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ting

ting, verb, from Middle English tingen, of imitative origin

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