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[din] /dɪn/
noun
1.
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
verb (used with object), dinned, dinning.
2.
to assail with din.
3.
to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.
verb (used without object), dinned, dinning.
4.
to make a din.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English din(e) (noun), Old English dyne, dynn; cognate with Old Norse dynr ‘noise’, Old High German tuni, Sanskrit dhuni ‘roaring’
Synonyms
1. uproar. See noise.
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British Dictionary definitions for dinning

din1

/dɪn/
noun
1.
a loud discordant confused noise
verb dins, dinning, dinned
2.
(transitive) usually foll by into. to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
3.
(transitive) to subject to a din
4.
(intransitive) to make a din
Word Origin
Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni

din2

/dɪn/
noun (Judaism)
1.
a particular religious law; the halacha about something
2.
the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: judgment

din3

/diːn/
noun
1.
(Islam) religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
Word Origin
Arabic, related to dain debt

DIN

/dɪn/
noun
1.
a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as –10log10E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbers Compare ISO rating
2.
a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
Word Origin
C20: from German D(eutsche) I(ndustrie) N(orm) German Industry Standard
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Word Origin and History for dinning

din

n.

Old English dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from Proto-Germanic *duniz (cf. Old Norse dynr, Danish don, Middle Low German don "noise"), from PIE root *dwen- "to make noise" (cf. Sanskrit dhuni "roaring, a torrent").

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Related Abbreviations for dinning

din

dining room

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