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ring true

To seem to be genuine or convincing; from the old method of testing for a counterfeit coin by listening to the sound it made when it struck stone.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Translations
يَبدو صَحيحا
znít pravdivě
lyde sand
igaz: igaznak hangzik
hljóma sannfærandi
znieť pravdivo
doğru görünmek/gibi gelmek

ring2

(riŋ) past tense rang (raŋ) : past participle rung (raŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) sound. The doorbell rang; He rang the doorbell; The telephone rang.
2. (often with up) to telephone (someone). I'll ring you (up) tonight.
3. (often with for) to ring a bell (eg in a hotel) to tell someone to come, to bring something etc. She rang for the maid.
4. (of certain objects) to make a high sound like a bell. The glass rang as she hit it with a metal spoon.
5. to be filled with sound. The hall rang with the sound of laughter.
6. (often with out) to make a loud, clear sound. His voice rang through the house; A shot rang out.
noun
1. the act or sound of ringing. the ring of a telephone.
2. a telephone call. I'll give you a ring.
3. a suggestion, impression or feeling. His story has a ring of truth about it.
ring a bell
to have been seen, heard etc before, but not remembered in detail. His name rings a bell, but I don't remember where I've heard it before.
ring back
to telephone (someone who has telephoned). If he is busy at the moment, he can ring me back; He'll ring back tomorrow.
ring off
to end a telephone call.
ring true
to sound true. His story does not ring true.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
"I was only testing you, and you ring true every time.
Honours have been devalued ACCEPTING something you don't deserve rings very hollow, and that's the problem with an honours list that has so many gongs in it that don't ring true it becomes a travesty.
THE curse of St Swithin's Day - in which 40 days of weather is dictated by conditions on July 15 - is set to ring true this year, at least for the first few days.
Something does not ring true about the way horses like Sweet Force and Ocean Power were allowed marks for a race at Lingfield on Wednesday, each after three runs down the field.
STARBUCKS chief Troy Alstead was yesterday told his claims that the coffee chain continually made a loss in Britain "just doesn't ring true".
In a heated Commons committee hearing they said the high street chain's claim that it didn't make a profit "just doesn't ring true".
Stating that these stories, while centered on a Jewish holiday, have appeal about the virtues of perseverance, generosity, and memory, which ring true for any faith.
Project worker Kirsty Baxter said: "The messages in Hear our Voices ring true for so many young carers and we plan to use it as a theme tune for our work in the future."
As regards the comments that England being the biggest team were also the most successful does not ring true as surely this should be measured by the ratio of medals to population.
THE chant of 'there's Only One Stevie Gerrard' from Liverpool didn't ring true yesterday when two appeared at Anfield.
A Christian oriented inspirational book, "A Mother's Search for Meaning" will ring true for other Christian parents of disabled children.
Originally written by Samad Beh-Rang, an Iranian writer, he brings children a different sort of youthful fairy tale, but the lessons ring true no matter the culture.