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
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