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ding-dong

 (dĭng′dông′, -dŏng′)
n.
1. The peal of a bell.
2. Slang An empty-headed person; a fool.
intr.v. ding-donged, ding-dong·ing, ding-dongs
To ring; jingle.
adj.
Characterized by a hammering exchange, as of blows: a ding-dong fight.

[Imitative.]
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ding-dong

n
1. (Music, other) the sound of a bell or bells, esp two bells tuned a fourth or fifth apart
2. (Music, other) an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
3.
a. a violent exchange of blows or words
b. (as modifier): a ding-dong battle in the board room.
adj
sounding or ringing repeatedly
[C16: of imitative origin; see ding1]
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ding-dong

(ˈdɪŋˌdɔŋ, -ˌdɒŋ)

n.
1. the sound of a bell.
2. any similar sound of repeated strokes.
3. Informal. ding-a-ling.
adj.
4. characterized by or resembling the sound of a bell.
5. Informal. marked by rapid alternation of retaliatory action: a ding-dong struggle.
[1550–60; gradational compound based on ding]
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Noun1.ding-dong - the noise made by a bell
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
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ding-dong

noun
Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
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Translations

ding-dong

[ˈdɪŋˈdɒŋ]
A. N
1. (= sound) ding-dong!¡din dan!, ¡din don!
2. (= argument) → agarrada f, bronca f
B. ADJ a ding-dong battleuna batalla campal
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ding-dong

nBimbam nt
adj (fig) battlehin und her wogend
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ding-dong

[ˈdiŋdɒŋ]
1. n
a. (of bells) → dindon m inv
b. (Brit) (fam) → rissa
2. adj (Brit) (fam) a ding-dong argumentun battibecco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ding-dong

(ˈdiŋdoŋ) adjective
(of an argument, fight etc) vigorous, with first one side then the other seeming to win.
noun
a noisy argument.
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All has been well until the past week when the bell has mysteriously ding-donged when no-one was at the door and played an alarming very loud 'Westminster Chime', again with no visitor.