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



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋ dɒŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋ dɔːŋ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] used to represent the sound made by a bell I rang the doorbell. Ding-dong! No answer.
  2. 2(British English, informal) an argument or fight They were having a real ding-dong on the doorstep. More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: imitative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ding-dong