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Overview of noun ringing

The noun ringing has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) ring, ringing, tintinnabulation

(the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"

2. (1) ringing

(the giving of a ring as a token of engagement)

3. plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy

(having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant)


Overview of verb ring

The verb ring has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (15) ring, peal

(sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang")

2. (7) resound, echo, ring, reverberate

(ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter")

3. (5) ring, knell

(make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church")

4. (1) call, telephone, call up, phone, ring

(get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning")

5. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border

(extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

6. ring, band

(attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns")

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