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To emit a loud, clear, resonant sound. Once the first shots rang out, we knew it was time to flee the city. I could hear the cheers ringing out in the distance as I approached the football stadium.
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[for a loud sound] to go out. The bells rang out at the end of the wedding ceremony. Loud cheers rang out at the end of the game, A shot rang out and started all the dogs barking.
1. To sound with a clear, resonant tone: The monk pulled on the rope, and the bells rang out.
2. To mark or celebrate the end of something: We rang out the old year with a champagne toast.
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