\ ˈtiŋ \

Definition of ting

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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from ting

ting intransitive verb

Examples of ting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

For employees whose locations are closing, this is a holiday season tinged with nostalgia, sadness, bitterness, uncertainty and, perhaps most of all, stress. Chip Cutter, WSJ, "For Sears Workers, a Chaotic, Heartbreaking Last Christmas," 23 Dec. 2018 The roboticist didn't expect that the AI would start producing strange and ominous messages, many of them tinged with absurdist humor. Peter Holley, The Seattle Times, "Roboticist trains AI to tell people their fortunes," 16 Oct. 2018 When Gren and Dil meet by accident and begin to forge an emotional bond — a deep friendship tinged with hints of romance — both Willa and Dana react with territorial outrage and fury. Constance Grady, Vox, "The Mere Wife is an eerie, playful reimagining of Beowulf for the suburbs," 8 Aug. 2018 The stories are dark, but Gadsby tinges them with humor in a way that makes them palatable. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "Nanette Is The Netflix Special That's Going To Change Comedy — & The World," 27 June 2018 Kanye West's Solidarity Shear Provocateur Kanye is so adept at making news that even a haircut comes tinged with politics. Garrett Munce, GQ, "Zayn Malik Got a Wild Head Tattoo and the 6 Other Grooming Moves of the Week You Need to See," 6 May 2018 But there is a significant family connection -- and one that is tinged with tragedy. James Masters, CNN, "Prince Louis: Surprise choice for royal baby name," 27 Apr. 2018 Directed by Theresa Buchheister, who proves the most magnetic of the seven actors, the production has flashes of clarity, tinged variously with dread or delight. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Exponential Festival: Unexpected Theater in Unfamiliar Real Estate," 24 Jan. 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ting

Dictionary Entries near ting


tin fish






Statistics for ting

Last Updated

15 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ting

The first known use of ting was in 1602

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on ting

Britannica English: Translation of ting for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ting

Comments on ting

What made you want to look up ting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


excited commotion or publicity

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!