Zing meaning

zĭng
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To make a zing.
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To strike suddenly.
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A lively, zestful quality; zest, vigor, animation, force, vitality, etc.
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A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string.
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To attack verbally; criticize sharply.

Zing an opponent in a debate.

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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.

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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.

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To move swiftly with or as if with a zing.

An arrow zinging toward its target.

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(informal) To be vivacious or lively.

A conversation zinging along.

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A shrill, high-pitched sound, as of something moving at high speed.
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To make a shrill, high-pitched sound.
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To strike or affect forcibly.
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To criticize sharply.
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A short high-pitched humming sound, eg that made by a bullet or vibrating string.
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To move very quickly, especially while making a high-pitched hum.
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(onomatopoeia) A high pitched humming sound.
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(US, slang) Used to acknowledge a witty comeback, a zinger.
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Origin of zing

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition