[ tahy-dingz ]
/ ˈtaɪ dɪŋz /

noun (sometimes used with a singular verb)

news, information, or intelligence: sad tidings.

Origin of tidings

before 1100; Middle English; Old English tīdung; cognate with Dutch tijding, German Zeitung news; akin to Old Norse tīthindi. See tide2, -ing1
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/ (ˈtaɪdɪŋz) /

pl n

information or news

Word Origin for tidings

Old English tīdung; related to Middle Low German tīdinge information, Old Norse tidhendi events; see tide ²
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