Meaning of zing

zing

Pronunciation: (zing), [key]
— n.
  1. vitality, animation, or zest.
  2. a quality or characteristic that excites the interest, enthusiasm, etc.: a tourist town with lots of zing.
  3. a sharp singing or whining noise, as of a bullet passing through the air.
—v.i.
  1. to move or proceed with a sharp singing or whining noise: The cars zinged down the highway.
  2. to move or proceed with speed or vitality; zip.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to move with or as with a sharp, singing or whining noise: The pitcher zinged a slider right over the plate.
  2. to blame or criticize severely: City Hall always gets zinged when crime increases.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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