\ ˈtiŋ \

Definition of ting 

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

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Other words from ting

ting intransitive verb

Examples of ting in a Sentence

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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 Then came the disappointment, albeit tinged with pride. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Foul or not, Wonder Gadot adds dramatic flair to Kentucky Oaks 2018 with runner-up finish," 4 May 2018 The stories cover very different ground, and they are tinged with a sadness that’s common in these kinds of RPGs. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Octopath Traveler is a modern take on classic Final Fantasy on the Nintendo Switch," 12 July 2018 By that time the air will be pleasantly funky-citrus tinged, mingling with your sweat and the musty warm smell of your apartment. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "The Perfect Candle for Those Trying to Enjoy the Heat Wave," 6 July 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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The first known use of ting was in 1602

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