vitality, animation, or zest.
a quality or characteristic that excites the interest, enthusiasm, etc.: a tourist town with lots of zing.
a sharp singing or whining noise, as of a bullet passing through the air.
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.
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.
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How to use zing in a sentence
"All zings is the same," he murmured to himself in broken English.On the Lightship | Herman Knickerbocker Viel
"I sought you would like some zings for your face, teacher," said Gretta, opening her satchel.Six Girls and Bob | Marion Ames Taggart
My name zey get—how old——All zeze zings zey write down—everyzing.Tom Slade with the Boys Over There | Percy K. Fitzhugh
Yes; she do some strange zings; she verra good vife—sough—verra good cook.The House Opposite | Elizabeth Kent
“He vas like to keep zings to himselfs,” said Jan Steenbock meaningly.The Island Treasure | John Conroy Hutcheson
British Dictionary definitions for zing
a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
(intr) to make or move with or as if with a high-pitched buzzing sound
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