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Definition of "zing" []

  • A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string. (noun)
  • To make a zing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move swiftly with or as if with a zing: an arrow zinging toward its target. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To be vivacious or lively: a conversation zinging along. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To attack verbally; criticize sharply: zing an opponent in a debate. (verb-transitive)
  • A short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Vitality; zest (noun)
  • A witty remark (noun)
  • To make or move with or as if with a high-pitched buzzing sound (verb)
  • To make a witty remark at the expense of (someone) (verb)

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Use "zing" in a sentence
  • ""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."