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jingle

verb jin·gle \ ˈjiŋ-gəl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of jingle

jingled; jingling play \ˈjiŋ-g(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to make a light clinking or tinkling sound
2 :to rhyme or sound in a catchy repetitious manner
transitive verb
: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.

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Origin and Etymology of jingle

Middle English ginglen, of imitative origin

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jingle

noun

Definition of jingle

1 a :a light clinking or tinkling sound
b :a catchy repetition of sounds in a poem
2 a :something that jingles
b :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

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First Known Use of jingle

1599

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JINGLE Defined for English Language Learners

jingle

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

verb jin·gle \ ˈjiŋ-gəl \

Definition of jingle for Students

jingled; jingling
:to make or cause to make a light ringing sound
  • Coins jingled in his pocket.

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jingle

noun

Definition of jingle for Students

1 :a light clinking sound
2 :a short catchy verse or song used to help sell a product


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