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ring2

 
pronunciation:
rIng
phrases:
ring up
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: rings, ringing, rang, rung
definition 1: to give out a clear, deep sound.
Did the telephone just ring? I heard the bell on the church tower ring today.
similar words:
sound
definition 2: to make a sound by hitting a bell or by similar means.
I will ring the doorbell to see if someone is at home.
similar words:
sound
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phrase: ring up
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.