- a repeated tinkling sound, as of a telephone bell.
Origin of ting-a-ling
First recorded in 1860–65; imitative rhyming compound
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Examples from the Web for ting-a-ling
When she had finished, Ting-a-ling had resolved to assist them, or die in the attempt!
"Well, I'm sure I don't know," said Ting-a-ling, rubbing his eyes.
When Ting-a-ling heard this, he was disheartened, and hung his little head.
This Giant, it will be remembered, was our old acquaintance, and the friend of Ting-a-ling.
Ting-a-ling stood in the middle of the bed and looked about him.
- the sound of a small bell
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