verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ping
Examples from the Web for pinging
The pinging detector towed by the Ocean Shield is really the last best hope of pulling this off.Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces?|Clive Irving|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sean Hoare, a former News of the World business reporter, says “pinging” cost $500 a pop.
The pinging ceased sharply: the drumming continued; and I looked up to see the mess sergeant standing over me, at attention.Foe-Farrell|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
They went on with their spading in the fields, while shrapnel was pinging.Young Hilda at the Wars|Arthur Gleason
The pinging of the gnats hovering over and among the sedges made an incessant murmur through the warm, sultry air.Great Ghost Stories|Various
Though bullets were kicking up spurts of dust in the road or ping- pinging against the steel turret he would not be hurried.Fighting in Flanders|E. Alexander Powell
Our dreams of home were interrupted by the "pinging" of bullets, and the more distressing sounds of missiles of larger caliber.A Boy Trooper With Sheridan|Stanton P. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for pinging
Word Origin for ping
Word Origin and History for pinging
1835, imitative of the sound of a bullet striking something sharply. Meaning "short, high-pitched electronic pulse" is attested from 1943. As a verb from 1855; in computer sense is from at least 1981. Related: Pinged; pinging.