From Middle English din, dinne, dynne, from Old English dyne, from Proto-Germanic *duniz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰún-is, from *dʰwen- (“to make a noise”). Cognate with Sanskrit धुनि (dhúni, “sounding”), ध्वनति (dhvánati, “to make a noise, to roar”), Old Norse dynr, Norwegian Nynorsk dynja.
din (countable and uncountable, plural dins)
- A loud noise; a cacophony or loud commotion.
From Middle English dinnen, from Old English dynnan, from Proto-Germanic *dunjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwen- (“to make a noise”).
din (third-person singular simple present dins, present participle dinning, simple past and past participle dinned)
- (intransitive) To make a din, to resound.
- (intransitive) (of a place) To be filled with sound, to resound.
- (transitive) To assail (a person, the ears) with loud noise.
- (transitive) To repeat continuously, as though to the point of deafening or exhausting somebody.