jarring

adjective
jar·​ring | \ ˈjär-iŋ How to pronounce jarring (audio) \

Definition of jarring

: having a harshly concussive, disagreeable, or discordant effect a jarring tackle It is not hard to imagine how the wounded will fare in a long jarring ride over rough roads …— William Baxter After watching the British reports, I found the American ones jarring.— Michael Massing There is not a single jarring note from the minute you enter this turn-of-the-century palazzo, lovingly restored to its glory days …— Kati Marton

Other Words from jarring

jarringly adverb
jarringly harsh language a jarringly hard hit … an aroma that I found jarringly distracting … — Randal Caparoso The book is his angry, raunchy, opinionated, sometimes moving, jarringly frank autobiography … — Brad Darrach

First Known Use of jarring

1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Jarring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarring. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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