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ringing tone

noun
1.
(Brit) a sequence of pairs of tones heard by the dialler on a telephone when the number dialled is ringing Compare engaged tone, dialling tone
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  • Then with a clear, ringing tone, he spoke in a voice that was almost a cry.

    Dusty Star Olaf Baker
  • A big voice and a clear one, with a ringing tone of authority.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Something like pride crept into the boy's voice while he spoke, and he ended with a ringing tone.

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
  • Joyce raised her voice in a clear, ringing tone, and called her brothers by name.

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • She had to laugh and he laughed, too, with the ringing tone of youth that made him seem younger than his years.

    The Last Shot

    Frederick Palmer
  • The reply came in a ringing tone: "You must promise to love your children better than you love yourself."

    Everychild

    Louis Dodge
  • The ringing tone with which the last question was put startled everybody.

    Hand and Ring

    Anna Katharine Green

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