• WordNet 3.6
    • n ding-dong the noise made by a bell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people
    • ding-dong a stupid or foolish person; -- used in a deprecatory or contemptuous sense.
    • ding-dong (Horol) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.
    • ding-dong The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ding-dong the sound of bells ringing: monotony: sameness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ding
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit. Cf. Ring.


In literature:

Then he ding-donged the bell and hissed, to let off steam.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
Ding, dong, bell, The cat is in the well!
"The Little Mother Goose" by Anonymous
The gov'nor got away be swimmin' aboord a Dutch ship, an' th' Dutchman took him to Ding Dong.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
I suppose, now, I shall have to hear that ding-donged at me for the next twelve months.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
Jemmy the Red for the after-rig, and Robbie to follow Mollie with the cart Now ding-dong, boys, bend your backs and down with it.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Somebody should just take him and wallop him, ding dong, afore he's wasted all he's got, and hasn't a penny left at him.
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893" by Hall Caine
Bradbury and Evans are going at it, ding-dong, and are wild with excitement.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
For the last week I have been most perseveringly and ding-dong-doggedly at work, making headway but slowly.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Ding-dong, ding-dong, dell, Rorie's come of age; ding-dong, dell, Rorie's twenty-one.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
I pealed forth, 'Ding-dong!
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen

In poetry:

Hark! the bell for the train! "Come along! Come along!
For there is n't a second to lose."
"ALL ABOARD!" (He holds on.) "Fsht I ding-dong! Fsht! ding-dong!"--
You can follow on foot, if you choose.
"The Old Man Of The Sea" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Ar! Gimme fights wiv foeman I kin see,
To upper-cut an' wallop on the jor.
Life in a burrer ain't no good to me.
'Struth! This ain't war!
Gimme a ding-dong go fer 'arf a round,
An' you kin 'ave this crawlin' underground.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis
Ah! dere she go, ding dong, ding dong, its back, encore again
An' ole chanson come on ma head of "a la claire fontaine,"
I'm not surprise it soun' so sweet, more sweeter I can tell
For wit' de song also I hear de bell of Saint Michel.
"De Bell Of St. Michel" by William Henry Drummond
It's very strange about dat bell, go ding dong all de w'ile
For when I'm small garçon at school, can't hear it half a mile;
But seems more farder I get off from Church of Saint Michel,
De more I see de ole village an' louder soun' de bell.
"De Bell Of St. Michel" by William Henry Drummond
At eighteen, Mother 'lowed the boy must have a better chance--
That we ort to educate him, under any circumstance;
And John he j'ined his mother, and they ding-donged and kep' on,
Tel I sent him off to school in town, half glad that he was gone.
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley
Now that's the dizzy limit; so I lays aside the reins,
An' starts to prove 'e's storin' mud where most blokes keeps their brains.
'E decorates 'is answers, an' we're goin' it ding-dong,
When this returned bloke, Digger Smith, comes sauntering along.
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis

In news:

Ding dongs — Big Labor strikes again.
The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread said Thursday it will file a motion in US Bankruptcy Court to shutter operations if enough workers don't return by 5 pm EST.
IRVING, Texas (AP) Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business.
The high point of last night's episode of 'Saturday Night Live' (with guest host Jamie Foxx) was probably the Academy Award winner's portrayal of the not-so-popuar Hostess snack, Ding Dong .
Ding- dong , The BCS is Officially Dead.
Jamie Foxx Impersonates Tyler Perry's Madea, Hostess Snack Cake Ding- Dong on SNL.
Ding- dong , the Ding Dong is dead.
Ding Dong , the Wonder Bread is dead.
Ding Dong , the Twinkie's gone.
Ding Dong , the Twinkie is dead: Hostess closing for good.
Ding- dong , time is up for Hostess.
Gong Bell Manufacturing Company "Ding Dong " Toy PBS.
Why Foods Go Together, Like 'Rama Lama Lama, Ke Ding A De Dinga Dong '.
The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with and its second biggest union.
The ruling came Wednesday after the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs failed in last-ditch negotiations to end a strike by its second-largest union.

In science:

The first convincing numerical evidence of a finite conductivity has been provided by the preliminary study of the ding-a-ling model and the successive detailed analysis of the modified ding-dong model .
Finite thermal conductivity in 1d lattices
On the other hand, numerical results have accumulated indicating that whenever an external force is added (as in the above mentioned ding-a-ling and ding-dong models), the conductivity is finite .
Finite thermal conductivity in 1d lattices