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jangle

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verb jan·gle \ˈjaŋ-gəl\

Simple Definition of jangle

  • : to make a harsh ringing sound

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jangle

jangled

jangling

play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk idly

  3. 2 :  to quarrel verbally

  4. 3 :  to make a harsh or discordant often ringing sound <keys jangling in my pocket>

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to utter or sound in a discordant, babbling, or chattering way

  7. 2 a :  to cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously b :  to excite to tense irritation <jangled nerves>

jangler

play \-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of jangle in a sentence

  1. Coins jangled out of the machine.

  2. He jangled his keys loudly outside the door.



Origin and Etymology of jangle

Middle English, from Anglo-French jangler, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch jangelen to grumble


First Known Use: 14th century


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jangle

noun jan·gle

Definition of jangle

  1. 1 :  idle talk

  2. 2 :  noisy quarreling

  3. 3 :  a discordant often ringing sound <the jangle of spurs>



Examples of jangle in a sentence

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



14th Century

First Known Use of jangle

14th century



JANGLE Defined for Kids

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jangle

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verb jan·gle \ˈjaŋ-gəl\

Definition of jangle for Students

jangled

jangling

  1. :  to make or cause to make a sound like the harsh ringing of a bell <He jangled his keys.>



Headscratcher for jangle

Jangle and jingle are close in spelling, and in meaning, too. To jangle is to make a harsh ringing sound, while to jingle is to make a light ringing sound.


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jangle

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noun jan·gle

Definition of jangle for Students

  1. :  a harsh often ringing sound





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