zing Definitions


used to acknowledge a witty comeback, a zinger.


pleasant or exciting flavour of food.


to move very quickly, especially while making a high-pitched hum.

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  • this drink calls for whipping up a comforting concoction that’s perfect to drink in the cooler months of the year. the combination of ginger, turmeric, chamomile tea, echinacea tea, orange juice, and lemon juice offers a soothing flavor that’s anything but boring. top with orange and lemon slices for extra zing. everydayhealth.com

  • as orlando jones already demonstrated in scary movie, parody and pop-referentiality can reach a breaking point when reworked gags simply don't go off. the cast is game, however, so it's not unoriginality that bogs down evolution. it shifts tone far too quickly to build up comic pace, plot momentum, or action movie zing. the real stars are the computer-animated creatures. they arrive (via meteor) as amoebic slime and quickly yield some lovely cgi weirdness that almost redeems the tripe surrounding them. infoplease.com

  • of thee i zing: america’s cultural decline from muffin tops to body shots db73698 7 hours 20 minutes by laura ingraham read by kristin allison political commentator and radio talk-show host shares her observations and opinions of boutique cupcake shops; laptop users; shrinking airplane seats and expanding passengers; celebrities’ choices for baby names; and other aspects of modern american life. some strong language. bestseller. 2011. loc.gov

  • because carrots add great crunch to dishes, you can use them raw in many types of vegetable-based salads. they're also a great addition to salad dressings, like this one reminiscent of the kind served in asian restaurants. try it over a simple salad as suggested or over steamed green beans or almost any vegetable to give it more zing. best of all, it requires zero cooking. medicinenet.com