"ringing" in the noun sense
1. ring, ringing, tintinnabulation
the sound of a bell ringing
"the distinctive ring of the church bell"
"the ringing of the telephone"
"the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"
the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
3. plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy
having the character of a loud deep sound the quality of being resonant
"ringing" in the verb sense
1. ring, peal
sound loudly and sonorously
"the bells rang"
2. resound, echo, ring, reverberate
ring or echo with sound
"the hall resounded with laughter"
3. ring, knell
make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
"Ring the bells"
"My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
4. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring
get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
"I tried to call you all night"
"Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
5. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border
extend on all sides of simultaneously encircle
"The forest surrounds my property"
6. ring, band
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
"band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
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