Definition of ding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪŋ//
    Motoring problems and accidents
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  1. 1(North American English) a blow, especially one that causes slight damage to a car, etc. I got a ding in my rear fender. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents
  2. 2used to represent the sound made by a bell The lift came to a halt with a loud ‘ding’.
  3. Word Originnoun sense 2 early 17th cent.: imitative. noun sense 1 Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish dænge ‘beat, bang’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ding

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