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ringing

adjective

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1 marked by a high volume of sound
  • an angry, ringing denial of the charges

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2 marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones
  • sings in a ringing baritone that can be heard throughout the hall

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3 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation
  • whereas other candidates hedged on that hot-button issue, he delivered a ringing endorsement of the pro-choice position

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ringing

verb (1)
present participle of ring

Synonyms of ringing (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to form a circle around
  • tall cypress trees ringing the park

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2 to travel completely around
  • the line of season ticket buyers ringed the block

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ringing

verb (2)
present participle of ring

Synonyms of ringing (Entry 3 of 3)

to make the clear sound heard when metal vibrates
  • I didn't hear the doorbell ring

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The first known use of ringing was in the 14th century

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ringing down the curtain (on)

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“Ringing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ringing. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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