from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string.
- intransitive verb To make a zing.
- intransitive verb To move swiftly with or as if with a zing.
- intransitive verb Informal To be vivacious or lively.
- intransitive verb To attack verbally; criticize sharply.
- intransitive verb To strike suddenly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A short high-pitched humming sound, eg that made by a bullet or vibrating string.
- verb To move very quickly, especially while making a high-pitched hum.
- interjection onomatopoeia A high pitched humming sound.
- interjection US, slang Used to acknowledge a
witty comeback, a zinger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the activeness of an energetic personality
- noun a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
"It was one of the first times this year that this group had what I call the zing factor,"
Saron -- I think "zing" is a good way of putting it.
I used to think it was all just boring, but it [zing] is everywhere.
But the underlying zing from the mumbling, GOP-backing sergeant is that aforementioned fear-and jealousy based dissing that Tiger Woods is the constant recipient of.
Justified has a lot going for it, namely the zing of Elmore Leonard's original creation and the sturdy presence of Timothy Olyphant.
The widgetlike device can be downloaded and lets people send, or "zing," messages.
This isn't Wonkette, don't use "zing" in your headlines.
I thought they all had a special 'zing' that made them great.
The cupcake is very moist and the Almond Buttercream has just enough "zing" to make you think of creamy Pavlovas.
However, as I mentioned earlier, people like their ministers, lawyers, and politicians to have a little "zing" when publicly speaking.