Meaning of RINGING in English

RINGING

I. ˈriŋiŋ, ˈriŋēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of ringen to ring — more at ring (make sounds)

1. : the sounding of a bell or other sonorous body

2. : a sound of ringing or a sensation like that caused by the sound of ringing

a ringing in the ears

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of ringen to ring

1. : sounding like a bell : clear and full in tone : sonorous , orotund , resounding

her beautiful, ringing , honest voice — Havelock Ellis

gave me a ringing crack on the head — Vincent McHugh

2. : vigorously unequivocal : decisive , fervid

find some opportunity of sealing this document by a ringing declaration — Economist

a ringing appeal

Synonyms: see resonant

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of ringen to ring — more at ring (make a ring)

1. : the act or result of putting a ring on or about something

2. : the state of being encircled or marked by a ring

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.