zing

[ zing ]
/ zɪŋ /

noun

verb (used without object)

to move or proceed with a sharp singing or whining noise: The cars zinged down the highway.
to move or proceed with speed or vitality; zip.

verb (used with object)

to cause to move with or as with a sharp, singing or whining noise: The pitcher zinged a slider right over the plate.
Slang. to blame or criticize severely: City Hall always gets zinged when crime increases.

Origin of zing

First recorded in 1910–15; imitative

Definition for zinging (2 of 2)

zingy

or zing·ing

[ zing-ee ]
/ ˈzɪŋ i /

adjective, zing·i·er, zing·i·est.

full of zing; lively; zesty; exciting: a zingy new musical comedy.

Origin of zingy

First recorded in 1940–45; zing + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for zinging (1 of 2)

zing
/ (zɪŋ) /

noun informal

a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
vitality; zest

verb

(intr) to make or move with or as if with a high-pitched buzzing sound

Word Origin for zing

C20: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for zinging (2 of 2)

zingy
/ (ˈzɪŋɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

informal vibrant; energetic; lively
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