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ring2

 
pronunciation:
rIng
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rings, ringing, rang, rung
definition 1: to give out a clear, resonant sound.
The doorbell, alarm, and telephone all rang at once.
synonyms:
chime, clang, peal
similar words:
bong, clink, ding, jingle, plink, sound, tinkle
definition 2: to cause a bell to emit a sound as a signal or summons.
synonyms:
chime, knell
similar words:
buzz, call, phone, sound, telephone, toll
definition 3: to seem clearly as specified.
Her words rang true.
similar words:
feel, seem, sound
definition 4: to sound loudly; resound (often fol. by out).
Her voice rang out in the empty hall.
synonyms:
blare, peal, resonate, resound
similar words:
sound
definition 5: to be filled with sound; vibrate.
The building rang with the sound of typewriters.
synonyms:
hum, resonate, resound, reverberate, vibrate
similar words:
buzz, drone, echo
definition 6: of the ears, to hum, buzz, or echo with sound.
After the concert his ears were ringing.
synonyms:
buzz, hum, reverberate
similar words:
echo
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause (a bell or other device) to make a clear, resonant sound.
similar words:
chime, clang, clink, ding, plink, toll
definition 2: to make (a sound) by striking a bell or by similar means.
synonyms:
chime
similar words:
buzz, clang, clink, jingle, sound, tinkle, vibrate
definition 3: to summon or proclaim with the sound of a bell or similar device.
synonyms:
knell, peal, toll
similar words:
blare, buzz, call, chime, phone, signal, sound, telephone, trumpet
definition 4: (chiefly British) to call (someone) on the telephone.
I'll ring you in the morning.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sound of a ringing bell.
synonyms:
bong, chime, ding, ding-dong, dong, toll
similar words:
bell
definition 2: a clear, vibrating sound like that of a bell.
synonyms:
clang, clink, jingle, plink, tinkle
definition 3: the act of sounding a bell.
synonyms:
toll
definition 4: any loud or constant sound.
synonyms:
clamor, echo, peal, resonance, reverberation
definition 5: a telephone call.
synonyms:
buzz, call
definition 6: the suggestion of a specified quality.
Her statements had an ironic ring.
synonyms:
sound, tone, vibrations
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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