Word of the Day: Din

din / dĭn
1. a loud, inharmonious, confusion of noise; a cacophony
Solitude is a way to defend the spirit against the murderous din of our materialism.
Thomas Merton. 1915 – 1968
1. to make or subject to a loud racket
The voice was familiar, a strict feminine sound dinning in my ears.
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2. to instill through constant repetition
Good heavens! what a foolish thing is this pretended perfectibility of the human race which is continually being dinned into our ears!
Theophile Gautier, 1811 – 1872
As a noun, through the Middle English noun din(e)/din(ne) (loud noise, clamor, uproar) and the Anglo-Saxon noun dyne of the same meaning; as a verb, through the Middle English verb dinen (make a loud noise, resound) from the Anglo-Saxon verb dynian of the same meaning.
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.