- a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
- to assail with din.
- to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.
- to make a din.
Origin of din1
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Examples from the Web for dinning
Everything in our cabin was rolling on the floor, clattering and dinning.From Plotzk to Boston
It broke on Clem's ears with the dinning of innumerable birds.Shining Ferry
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
That was what was dinning in her ears all the time Ella had been talking in the carriage.Phyllis of Philistia
Frank Frankfort Moore
Repetition, dinning the divinities and wearying them into answering, is their theory.The Religious Sentiment
Daniel G. Brinton
The slumberer is started from sleep by the dinning “How do ye do?”The Highlands of Ethiopia
William Cornwallis Harris
- a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as –10log 10 E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbersCompare ISO rating
- a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
- a loud discordant confused noise
- (tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
- (tr) to subject to a din
- (intr) to make a din
- a particular religious law; the halacha about something
- the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
- Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
Word Origin and History for dinning
Old English dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from Proto-Germanic *duniz (cf. Old Norse dynr, Danish don, Middle Low German don "noise"), from PIE root *dwen- "to make noise" (cf. Sanskrit dhuni "roaring, a torrent").