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ring2

ring2

pronunciation:
rIng
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
ring up
features:
Homophone Note, Word Explorer
part of speech: verb
inflections: rings, ringing, rang, rung
definition 1: to give out a clear, deep sound.
The doorbell and the telephone rang at the same time.
synonyms:
chime, clang, peal
similar words:
clink, jingle, sound, tinkle
definition 2: to seem to be.
Her words rang true.
similar words:
feel, seem, sound
definition 3: to sound loudly and deeply (often followed by "out").
Her voice rang out in the empty hall.
synonyms:
blare, peal, resound
similar words:
sound
definition 4: to be filled with sound.
The classroom rang with the sound of laughter.
synonyms:
hum, resound
similar words:
buzz, drone, echo
definition 5: to call someone on the telephone. This meaning of ring is mostly used in British English.
I'll ring you in the morning.
definition 6: to hear a humming sound or echo.
After the concert his ears were ringing.
synonyms:
buzz, hum
similar words:
echo
definition 7: to cause to make a clear, deep sound.
All of the churches in town rang their bells at midnight.
similar words:
clink, toll
definition 8: to sound by hitting a bell or by similar means.
I rang the doorbell.
similar words:
buzz, clang, clink, jingle, sound, tinkle, vibrate
phrase: ring up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sound of a ringing bell.
The ring of our telephone is hard to hear.
synonyms:
chime, toll
definition 2: a clear, deep sound like that of a bell.
My grandmother's voice has a sweet ring.
synonyms:
clang, clink, jingle, tinkle
definition 3: a telephone call.
Give me a ring when you get home.
synonyms:
buzz, call
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word wring (to twist)? Ring and wring sound alike but have different meanings. The w is silent in the word wring.
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