from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A single light metallic sound, as of a small bell.
  • intransitive v. To give forth a light metallic sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sound of small metallic bell
  • v. To make a ting sound
  • n. ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid.
  • n. The apartment in a Chinese temple where the idol is kept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sharp sound, as of a bell; a tinkling.
  • n. The apartment in a Chinese temple where the idol is kept.
  • intransitive v. To sound or ring, as a bell; to tinkle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sound or ring tinklingly; tinkle.
  • n. In China, a pavilion; a kiosk.
  • n. A sharp sound, as of a bell; a tinkling.
  • n. Same as thing.
  • n. See sycee-silver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
  • v. make a light, metallic sound; go `ting'
  • v. cause to make a ting


From Middle English tingen, to cause to ring, of imitative origin.
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