1. rung

noun. ['ˈrʌŋ'] a crosspiece between the legs of a chair.


  • straight chair
  • crosspiece
  • rocking chair
  • stave
  • highchair
  • feeding chair
  • rocker
  • folding chair
  • round


  • thin
  • reduce
  • exact


  • hrung (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Rung

  • overhung
  • mcclung
  • unsung
  • nueyung
  • swung
  • stung
  • slung
  • myung
  • kyung
  • hsiung
  • flung
  • clung
  • among
  • yung
  • young
  • tung
  • tongue
  • sung
  • pung
  • phung
  • lung
  • kung
  • junge
  • hung
  • gung
  • fung
  • dung
  • chung
  • bung

How do you pronounce rung?

Pronounce rung as rəŋ.

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Sentences with rung

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Position the ladder stand-off bracket or brackets over the third rung down from the top of the ladder.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Your new toothpick should be perpendicular to the ladder rung.

Quotes about rung

1. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
- W. Clement Stone

2. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.
- John Cleese, Monty Python's Flying Circus

2. rung

noun. ['ˈrʌŋ'] one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder.


  • crosspiece
  • ladder
  • spoke


  • angular
  • praise
  • top
  • bottom


  • hrung (Old English (ca. 450-1100))