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A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string.
v. zinged, zing·ing, zings
1. To make a zing.
2. To move swiftly with or as if with a zing: an arrow zinging toward its target.
3. Informal To be vivacious or lively: a conversation zinging along.
1. To attack verbally; criticize sharply: zing an opponent in a debate.
2. To strike suddenly.
1. a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
2. vitality; zest
3. informal US a witty remark
4. (intr) to make or move with or as if with a high-pitched buzzing sound
5. (tr) informal US to make a witty remark at the expense of (someone)
[C20: of imitative origin]
1. a sharp singing or whining noise, as of a bullet passing through the air.
2. vitality, animation, or zest.v.i.
3. to move or proceed with a sharp singing or whining noise.v.t.
4. to cause to move with or as if with a sharp singing or whining noise.
5. to blame or criticize severely.
Past participle: zinged
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|Noun||1.||zing - a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound; "the zing of the passing bullet"|
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
|2.||zing - the activeness of an energetic personality|