- Zing is vigor or vitality, or a humming or buzzing that passes by quickly and is high-pitched.
- An example of zing is a senior who gets up at 5 a.m. everyday and takes a walk; he has zing.
- An example of a zing is a quick and shrill cry of a bird.
- Zing is defined as to move swiftly, particularly if making a high-pitched buzzing sound, or to criticize someone.
- An example of to zing is to race by someone really quickly.
- An example of to zing is to make fun of someone's personality.
- a shrill, high-pitched sound, as of something moving at high speed
- a lively, zestful quality; zest, vigor, animation, force, vitality, etc.
Origin of zingechoic
to make a shrill, high-pitched sound
- to strike or affect forcibly
- to criticize sharply
A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string.
verbzinged, zing·ing, zings
- To make a zing.
- To move swiftly with or as if with a zing: an arrow zinging toward its target.
- Informal To be vivacious or lively: a conversation zinging along.
verb, transitive Informal
- To attack verbally; criticize sharply: zing an opponent in a debate.
- To strike suddenly.
Origin of zingImitative.
(third-person singular simple present zings, present participle zinging, simple past and past participle zinged)
- To move very quickly, especially while making a high-pitched hum.