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jingle

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verb jin·gle \ˈjiŋ-gəl\

Definition of jingle

jingled

;

jingling

play \ˈjiŋ-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a light clinking or tinkling sound

  3. 2 :  to rhyme or sound in a catchy repetitious manner

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to jingle

jingler

play \ˈjiŋ-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of jingle in a Sentence

  1. Bells jingled in the distance.

  2. She jingled the coins in her pocket.

Origin and Etymology of jingle

Middle English ginglen, of imitative origin


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jingle

noun jin·gle

Definition of jingle

  1. 1a :  a light clinking or tinkling soundb :  a catchy repetition of sounds in a poem

  2. 2a :  something that jinglesb :  a short verse or song marked by catchy repetition

jingly

play \ˈjiŋ-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of jingle in a Sentence

  1. I heard the jingle of bells.

  2. the jingle of change in my pocket

First Known Use of jingle

1599


JINGLE Defined for English Language Learners

jingle

play
verb

Definition of jingle for English Language Learners

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

jingle

noun

Definition of jingle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


JINGLE Defined for Kids

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jingle

play
verb jin·gle \ˈjiŋ-gəl\

Definition of jingle for Students

jingled

;

jingling

  1. :  to make or cause to make a light ringing sound Coins jingled in his pocket.


2

jingle

play
noun jin·gle

Definition of jingle for Students

  1. 1 :  a light clinking sound

  2. 2 :  a short catchy verse or song used to help sell a product



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