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Ding-dong \’ding-‘dong, -‘däng\ noun [imitative]: the ringing sound produced by repeated strokes especially on a bell

Dingdong verb intransitive 1: to make a dingdong sound 2: to repeat a sound or action tediously or insistently

Dingdong adjective 1: of, relating to, or resembling the ringing sound made by a bell 2: marked by a rapid exchange or alternation (as of blows or words)

dd abbreviation 1 dated 2 delivered

DD abbreviation 1 days after date 2 demand draft 3 dishonorable discharge 4 doctor of divinity 5 due date

DDD noun [dichloro-diphenyl-dichloro-ethane]: an insecticide (ClC6H4)2CHCHCl2 closely related chemically and similar in properties to DDT

source: Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, (1979)

Dingdong adverb syn HARD, assiduously, earnestly, exhaustively, intensely, intensively, painstakingly, thoroughly, unremittingly

Source: Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus, (1988), s.v. “dingdong.”

Ding-dong (ding’dông’, -dong’), noun, adjective, verb –noun 1 the sound made by the continuous ringing of a bell. 2 a jingle; rhyme in verse or song. –adjective 1 continuously ringing or striking. 2 Informal. Very vigorous; closely contested: a ding-dong contest, a ding-dong race. A ding-dong labor war is about to break into the news (Newsweek). -verb intransitive to sound with the regularity of the ding-dong of a bell. -verb transitive Informal. To annoy with repetitious complaints, requests, taunts, etc. [imitative]

dd. delivered

d.d. 1 days after date 2 delayed delivery 3 demand draft

D.D. Doctor Of Divinity (Latin, Divinitatis Doctor)

DDD (no periods) 1 dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (a less toxic insecticide than DDT) 2 Direct Distance Dialing

source: The World Book Dictionary, (1987)

Dingdong noun telembang, kalembang

Source: Diksiyunaryong Ingles-Pilipino Pilipino-Ingles, (1968), s.v. “dingdong.”

Ding-dong [‘ding’dong], substantive, noun (Substantiv) 1. (of bells) Bimbam neuter (Neutrum, sächlich) 2. (fight) heftiger Kampf masculine (Maskulinum)

Source: The Wordsworth Reference English-German German-English Dictionary, (1982), s.v. “ding-dong.”

NAME: Jose
ORIGIN: Spanish
MEANING: May God give increase.


Dingdong's Birthdate

Dingdong Dantes was born on August 2, 1980. This day fell on a Saturday.

The year 1980 was the year of the monkey according to Chinese Calendar. People born in the Year of the Monkey are always alert and can feel surroundings even as they are thoroughly engaged in conversation. Monkeys are sociable and have an active outside life. Monkeys sympathize with people and they in turn trust you with their secrets. Monkeys can forgive, but never forget and can be revengeful if somebody wrongs them several times. They wait their turn for the perfect opportunity and nothing can stop them from achieving a goal. They have a lively love life. Monkeys are good at making people comfortable and even the most shy individuals open up to them. Having a very attractive openness, and as a partner they are reliable, adaptable and cheerful. Inherently brainy, monkeys very rarely fail in their mission. They are good at assessing risk and financial problems. Monkeys are intellectual and their memory is incredible. They don't care what opinions others may have of them. They know they are lucky, and they also know they have the power to change things when convenience calls. Monkeys are virtually unsinkable! If people try to trick monkeys, they will probably catch them. They never make a move without a plan. They are great strategists. They can spot an opportunity in any form. They never miss a trick! They improve and try to do things better, and often amaze even themselves. They are the ultimate diplomats and slip in and out of difficulties with ease. Monkeys are always out in front! Dragons and rats will match up with the monkey. Famous people like Will Smith and Jennifer Aniston are signed under the monkey.


Dingdong Dantes is a member of KAPPT (Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon). His registered screen name is Raphael Dantes, his old screen name. His Member ID is 980608.