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ting-a-ling

[ting-uh-ling]
noun
  1. a repeated tinkling sound, as of a telephone bell.
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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

Historical Examples

  • When she had finished, Ting-a-ling had resolved to assist them, or die in the attempt!

    Ting-a-ling

    Frank Richard Stockton

  • "Well, I'm sure I don't know," said Ting-a-ling, rubbing his eyes.

    Ting-a-ling

    Frank Richard Stockton

  • When Ting-a-ling heard this, he was disheartened, and hung his little head.

    Ting-a-ling

    Frank Richard Stockton

  • This Giant, it will be remembered, was our old acquaintance, and the friend of Ting-a-ling.

    Ting-a-ling

    Frank Richard Stockton

  • Ting-a-ling stood in the middle of the bed and looked about him.

    Ting-a-ling

    Frank Richard Stockton


British Dictionary definitions for ting-a-ling

ting-a-ling

noun
  1. the sound of a small bell
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