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  1. a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
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verb (used with object), dinned, din·ning.
  1. to assail with din.
  2. to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.
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verb (used without object), dinned, din·ning.
  1. to make a din.
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Origin of din1

before 900; Middle English din(e) (noun), Old English dyne, dynn; cognate with Old Norse dynr ‘noise’, Old High German tuni, Sanskrit dhuni ‘roaring’


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1. uproar. See noise.
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Related Words

recite, rehash, reiterate, echo, renew, restate, replay, crash, thunder, rebound, explode, rumble, shout, holler, boom, resound, yell, blast, bark, din

Examples from the Web for dinned

Historical Examples

  • He dinned his words into her ears; she ran off to the property room.

    Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille

    Emile Zola

  • This was dinned into his ears so often that he finally came to believe it.

  • Day after day, Margherita had dinned the name of Caponsacchi into the wife's ears.

    Browning's Heroines

    Ethel Colburn Mayne

  • That question was dinned into his ears and into his consciousness by his brain and his heart.

    'Drag' Harlan

    Charles Alden Seltzer

  • As he grew older, she had dinned that big truth into his small mind.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout

    Alfred Bishop Mason

British Dictionary definitions for dinned


  1. 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
  2. a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
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Word Origin

C20: from German D (eutsche) I (ndustrie) N (orm) German Industry Standard


  1. a loud discordant confused noise
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verb dins, dinning or dinned
  1. (tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
  2. (tr) to subject to a din
  3. (intr) to make a din
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Word Origin

Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni


noun Judaism
  1. a particular religious law; the halacha about something
  2. the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
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from Hebrew, literally: judgment


  1. Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
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Word Origin

Arabic, related to dain debt
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Word Origin and History for dinned



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").

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