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jingle

play
verb jin·gle \ˈjiŋ-gəl\

Definition of jingle

jingled

jingling

play \-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 \-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


First Known Use: 14th century


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jingle

noun jin·gle

Definition of jingle

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

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

jingly

play \-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>

1599

First Known Use of jingle

1599


JINGLE Defined for English Language Learners

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jingle

play
verb jin·gle \ˈjiŋ-gəl\

Definition of jingle for English Language Learners

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


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jingle

noun jin·gle

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.>


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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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