jan·​gly | \ ˈjaŋ-g(ə-)lē How to pronounce jangly (audio) \

Definition of jangly

: marked by jangling : having a jangling quality jangly earrings jangly guitar music

Examples of jangly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Angels of Heaven choir, filled in with a few substitute singers, stepped in to accompany the jangly electronic keyboard and guitars. Los Angeles Times, "A Mississippi church counts its missing after ICE raids: ‘This is a very dark moment’," 19 Aug. 2019 With their jangly guitars and radio-ready hooks, Gin Blossoms helped define the sound of popular alternative rock in the early/mid-1990s. Sameer Rao, baltimoresun.com, "Alt-rock stars Gin Blossoms to headline Fells Point Fun Fest," 19 June 2019 Gold Crayon is a quartet that generates an jangly power-pop that recalls Big Star or Sloan. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: Idiot Kids at Outer Limits, Nick Speed at the Old Miami," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of jangly

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Jangly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jangly. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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