[ noun ] the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
Used in print(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
There are boxed proclamations in the newspaper of watchings , pinnings , ringings , engagements , and marriages in a scrupulously graded hierarchy of felicity .
[ noun ] the sound of a bell ringing
"the distinctive ring of the church bell" "the ringing of the telephone" "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
Used in print(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
The telephone was in the study but the ringing came from the hall .