Main definitions of ting in English

: ting1ting2

ting1

Pronunciation /tiNG/ /tɪŋ/

Translate ting into Spanish

noun

  • A sharp, clear ringing sound, such as that made when a glass is struck by a metal object.

    ‘the ting of the bell’
    • ‘They sat wordlessly, each consumed in their own thoughts, punctuated by the sharp ting of the rain.’
    • ‘Mixed with them was the baying of sheep, the clicking of a axe on wood, and the ting ting of a smith's hammer.’
    • ‘He raised his eyebrows just as he heard three tings of a bell.’
    • ‘I shifted, uncomfortable, wondering why I hadn't registered the familiar ting of the door opening that must have sounded when Will entered.’

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • Emit a sharp, clear, ringing sound.

    as noun tinging ‘the clatter of cutlery and tinging of glasses’
    • ‘As well as ticking on each beat, metronomes often have a bell which can be set to ting every second, third, or fourth beat to mark the first beat in the bar.’
    • ‘The elevator doors tinged open and Justin bolted from the elevator.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as a verb): imitative. The noun dates from the early 17th century.

Main definitions of ting in English

: ting1ting2

ting2

Pronunciation /tiNG/ /tɪŋ/

Translate ting into Spanish

noun

  • non-standard spelling of thing, used especially in representing West Indian or Irish speech

    ‘if they wanna do that kinda ting, that's up to them’
    • ‘it's unbelievable how quickly tings can change’