Meaning of ringing-up in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrɪŋɪŋˈʌp/


  • 1The sounding of a bell or some other direction given for the raising of a theatre curtain.

  • 2The act of calling someone by telephone.

  • 3The recording of a sale on a cash register or other device or system.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Dickens (1812–1870), novelist. From ringing + up.