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 For Waxahatchee’s Green Stage set, singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield brought the jangly ramblers and contemplative ballads off her 2020 album Saint Cloud to dazzling life, backed by members of Detroit band Bonny Doon. Justin Curto, Vulture, 14 Sep. 2021 To be more precise, the jangly aluminum curtain that drapes UCSF Mission Bay’s huge garage along Third Street. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Feb. 2020 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, 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, 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, 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of jangly

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Jangly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jangly. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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