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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

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ting

  1. Used to represent the sound of a small bell.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, “The Private Theatricals”, in Sketches by Boz:
      Ting, ting, ting! went the bell again. Everybody sat down; the curtain shook, rose sufficiently high to display several pair of yellow boots paddling about, and there it remained.
    • 2012, David Walliams [pseudonym; David Edward Williams], Ratburger, London: HarperCollins Children’s Books, →ISBN:
      “Aah, Miss Zoe!” proclaimed Raj, as she opened the door to his shop. The bell rang as she entered. TING.

Noun

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ting (plural tings)

  1. A high-pitched ringing sound, as made when a small bell is struck.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula, New York: Doubleday & McClure, published 1899, page xxiii. 307:
      Through the sound of the shivering glass I could hear the "ting" of the gold, as some of the sovereigns fell on the flagging.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 36:
      At the same moment the ting of a bell sounded sharply.
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Verb

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ting (third-person singular simple present tings, present participle tinging, simple past and past participle tinged)

  1. To make a high-pitched sharp sound like a small bell being struck.
    When the microwaved food was ready, the bell tinged.
    • 1942 February, “A Railway Day in New England”, in Railway Magazine, page 38:
      It was built by Alco—the American Locomotive Company—and looked fairly new; it was carried on two 4-wheel bogies, and had a funny bell that tinged continuously somewhere inside.
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Etymology 2

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From the Wade–Giles romanization of Mandarin (dǐng) Wade-Giles romanization: ting³.[1]

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Noun

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ting (plural tings or ting)

  1. An ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid.

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  1. ^ “Selected Glossary”, in The Cambridge Encyclopedia of China[1], Cambridge University Press, 1982, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, pages 476, 485:The glossary includes a selection of names and terms from the text in the Wade-Giles transliteration, followed by Pinyin, [] ting (ding) vessel

Etymology 3

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From thing.

Noun

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ting (plural tings)

  1. (Caribbean creoles, MLE, MTE) thing, person (often referring to a attractive female or a relation with one or engagements in criminal schemes or otherwise potentially disreputable connections).
    • 2023, “Sprinter”, performed by Central Cee x Dave:
      Inter, two man in Milan, heard one of my tings datin' P. Diddy / Need twenty percent of whatever she bags
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Danish

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Etymology

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From Old Norse þing n (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą, cognate with Icelandic þing (assembly, parliament), Swedish, Norwegian Bokmål ting (thing), English thing, Dutch ding, German Ding.

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ting c (singular definite tingen, plural indefinite ting)

  1. thing (an individual object)

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Noun

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ting n (singular definite tinget, plural indefinite ting)

  1. assembly, parliament (a judicial or legislative assembly)

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Faroese

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Etymology

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From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

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  This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with the IPA then please add some!

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ting n (genitive singular tings, plural ting)

  1. parliament
  2. thing

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Declension of ting
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ting tingið ting tingini
accusative ting tingið ting tingini
dative tingi tinginum tingum tingunum
genitive tings tingsins tinga tinganna

Hyponyms

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Further reading

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  • "ting" at Sprotin.fo

Indonesian

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Etymology 1

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Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈtɪŋ]
  • Hyphenation: ting

Noun

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ting (first-person possessive tingku, second-person possessive tingmu, third-person possessive tingnya)

  1. The sound made when a small bell is struck.

Etymology 2

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From Hokkien (teng, light; lamp; lantern).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: ting

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ting (first-person possessive tingku, second-person possessive tingmu, third-person possessive tingnya)

  1. lantern
    Synonyms: lentera, tanglung

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Mandarin

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Romanization

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ting

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tīng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tíng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǐng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tìng.

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Nigerian Pidgin

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Etymology

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From English thing.

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ting

  1. thing

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

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ting m (definite singular tingen, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga or tingene)

  1. a thing

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Noun

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ting n (definite singular tinget, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga or tingene)

  1. court, assembly

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą. Doublet of dings and tingest. Akin to English thing.

Noun

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ting m (definite singular tingen, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga)

  1. a thing
  2. an issue
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Noun

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Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

ting n (definite singular tinget, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga)

  1. court, assembly
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Noun

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ting n (definite singular tinget, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga)

  1. a living thing
    Synonym: kvikende
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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ting

  1. imperative of tinga

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Old Tupi

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Tupi-Guarani *tiŋ, from Proto-Tupi-Guarani *tˀiŋ.[1][2]

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ting

  1. white
    Synonym: moroting
  2. light (pale in colour)
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  • ting is a irregular adjective. It absorbs the dummy pronoun i when used predicatively.
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Colours in Old Tupi (layout · text)
Nouns      piranga      îuba              oby
     obyeté
     tinga      una              tingaíba, pytangapyxanga
Adjectives      pirang      îub      ting      un              tingaíb, pytangpyxang

Etymology 2

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Adjective

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ting

  1. nauseous; causing nausea
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References

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  1. ^ Beatriz Carretta Corrêa da Silva (2010) Mawé/Awetí/Tupí-Guaraní: relações linguísticas e implicações históricas[2] (in Portuguese), Brasília: UnB
  2. ^ Aryon d'Alligna Rodrigues (2007) “As consoantes do proto-tupí”, in Aryon d'Alligna Rodrigues, Ana Suelly Arruda Câmara Cabral, editors, Línguas e culturas tupí[3], 1 edition, volume 1, Campinas: Curt Nimuendajú, pages 167–204

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

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ting

  1. ding

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish þing, from Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

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Noun

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ting n

  1. a thing, an individual object
    Synonym: sak
  2. a thing, a court of law; a judicial or legislative assembly

Declension

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Declension of ting 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ting tinget ting tingen
Genitive tings tingets tings tingens
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object
assembly

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Tok Pisin

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From English think.

Verb

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ting

  1. think