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1 a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound; "the zing of the passing bullet"
2 the activeness of an energetic personality [syn: dynamism, pizzazz, pizzaz, oomph]

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  1. A short high-pitched humming sound, eg that made by a bullet or vibrating string.
  2. Zest or vitality.


a short high-pitched humming sound
zest or vitality


  1. To move very quickly, especially while making a high-pitched hum.
  2. To spiral one's index finger toward a baby's belly and poke it, in order to provoke laughter for entertainment purposes.


  1. In the context of "US|slang": Used to acknowledge a witty comeback.


Verb form

  1. First person singular present tense of zingen.
  2. Singular imperative of zingen.
Zing may refer to:
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