Definitions

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  • n. A pair of small bowl-shaped finger cymbals made of thick and heavy bronze.
  • interj. Used to represent the sound of metal or glass clinking.
  • n. A ringing sound, as of metal or glass being struck.
  • n. Money (from the sound of a cash register ringing up an amount).
  • v. To chink or clink; to make a ringing sound, as of metal or glass being struck.
  • n. Cocaine.

Etymologies

Thai ฉิ่ง. (Wiktionary)
Onomatopeic. (Wiktionary)
Unknown. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Smith notes, for example, that the Chinese word "ching" designates books that hold a special status in the lives of Buddhists, Taoists, and Confucians alike.

    Peter Ochs, Ph.D.: What Is Scripture?

  • Ka-ching, is what my future therapist hears when I tell that story.

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  • But that image of him asking random Chinese people to explain "ka-ching" is hilarious.

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  • To distinguish "ching" from other cherished books, we need to note at least one feature of its content: it refers to "the transcendent."

    Peter Ochs, Ph.D.: What Is Scripture?

  • Pronounced "ching," it centers on an archeologist who is excavating the burial chamber of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emporor of China; players solve puzzles and dodge traps to solve the mystry.

    Underground

  • The little bell went "ching" as I opened the door and squeezed into the crush of local ladies and farmers 'wives.

    Every living thing

  • The noises include a high frequency, metallic, nasal 'ching' noise, humming, bill-clicking, 'scrarking' (scrarking is simply what it sounds like - the bird goes 'scrark' a lot), ` screech-crowing ', pig-like grunts and squeals, duck-like ` warks' and donkey-like braying.

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  • The Qing (pronounced "ching") dynasty was able to maintain and secure a relatively stable and adequate supply of food for the population of the capital city of Beijing during the late

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  • Right before you hear the "ching" noise hit the reset button on your gamecube.

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  • You can sell it numerous times as long as its before the "ching"!

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