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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An impression in a surface (as made by a blow); A ringing sound

Usage examples (6)
  • So it went on -- what the papers call a ding-dong struggle.
  • "What kind of ding-bat wants to fight?" he asked rhetorically.
  • The car continued up unmolested, announcing its arrival with a loud 'ding'.
  • Laquo; Feline Fridays: "We go together like Rama lama lama ka ding-a da ding-de dong!" for more
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  • The "dinge" (the state of being dull or shabby) of the harbor is as bad as the "dingy" (shabby, worn, dark, or dull) condition of the boat, but the "dinghy" (a small boat) is clean and has a bell to "ding" (to make a ringing sound).
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