ting-a-ling

[ ting-uh-ling ]
/ ˈtɪŋ əˌlɪŋ /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for ting-a-ling

ting-a-ling

/ (ˈtɪŋəˈlɪŋ) /

noun

the sound of a small bell
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