verb jin·gle \ˈjiŋ-gəl\

: to make or cause (something) to make a light ringing sound

jin·gledjin·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of JINGLE

intransitive verb
:  to make a light clinking or tinkling sound
:  to rhyme or sound in a catchy repetitious manner
transitive verb
:  to cause to jingle
jin·gler \-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of JINGLE

  1. Bells jingled in the distance.
  2. She jingled the coins in her pocket.

Origin of JINGLE

Middle English ginglen, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with JINGLE



: a light ringing sound that is made when metal objects hit each other

: a short song that is easy to remember and that is used to help sell a product on television or radio

Full Definition of JINGLE

a :  a light clinking or tinkling sound
b :  a catchy repetition of sounds in a poem
a :  something that jingles
b :  a short verse or song marked by catchy repetition
jin·gly \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of JINGLE

  1. I heard the jingle of bells.
  2. <the jingle of change in my pocket>

First Known Use of JINGLE



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