dingdong

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv dingdong heartily or earnestly "They fell to work dingdong"
    • v dingdong go `ding dong', like a bell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • dingdong a stupid or foolish person; -- used in a deprecatory or contemptuous sense.
    • dingdong (Horol) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.
    • dingdong The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dingdong The sound of a bell, or any similar sound of repeated strokes.
    • n dingdong A device in which two bells of different tone are struck alternately, used in striking the quarter-hours on a clock.
    • dingdong To sound with the regularity of the ding-dong of a bell.
    • dingdong To assail or pester with a continual succession of complaints, requests, taunts, gibes, or the like. See ding, transitive verb
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ding

Usage

In literature:

While we were listening to these news, Panurge fell out with one Dingdong, a drover or sheep-merchant of Taillebourg.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Same old dingdong always.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
While we were listening to these news, Panurge fell out with one Dingdong, a drover or sheep-merchant of Taillebourg.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Bobby has dingdonged it into me for days.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
He was quite receptive while a booming basso rang the bell in the lighthouse, dingdong.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
It's a dingdong match, an' just a question which one will crack fir-rst.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
For some time it was the dingdong race between a hammer and tongs!
"A Bayard From Bengal" by Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee
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