jangle


1jan·gle

verb \ˈjaŋ-gəl\

: to make a harsh ringing sound

: to cause (something) to make a harsh ringing sound

jan·gledjan·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of JANGLE

intransitive verb
1
:  to talk idly
2
:  to quarrel verbally
3
:  to make a harsh or discordant often ringing sound <keys jangling in my pocket>
transitive verb
1
:  to utter or sound in a discordant, babbling, or chattering way
2
a :  to cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously
b :  to excite to tense irritation <jangled nerves>
jan·gler \-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of JANGLE

  1. Coins jangled out of the machine.
  2. He jangled his keys loudly outside the door.

Origin of JANGLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French jangler, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch jangelen to grumble
First Known Use: 14th century

2jangle

noun

Definition of JANGLE

1
:  idle talk
2
:  noisy quarreling
3
:  a discordant often ringing sound <the jangle of spurs>

Examples of JANGLE

  1. <the hall was abuzz with the usual preconvention jangle>

First Known Use of JANGLE

14th century

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