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Meaning of JANGLE

Pronunciation:  'janggul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a metallic sound; "the jingle of coins"; "the jangle of spurs"
  2. [v]  as of metallic objects; "The keys were jingling in his pocket"

JANGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: jingle, jingle, jinglejangle
 See Also: make noise, noise, resound, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jan"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jangled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jangling}.] [OE. janglen to quarrel, OF. jangler to rail,
    quarrel; of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. jangelen, janken,
    to whimper, chide, brawl, quarrel.]
    1. To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
    2. To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
       ``Thou janglest as a jay.'' --Chaucer.
    3. To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
             Good wits will be jangling; but, gentles, agree.
             Prussian Trenck . . . jargons and jangles in an
             unmelodious manner.                   --Carlyle.
  2. \Jan"gle\, v. t.
    To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce
    discordant sounds with.
          Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune, and harsh.
  3. \Jan"gle\, n. [Cf. OF. jangle.]
    1. Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble. --Chaucer.
    2. Discordant sound; wrangling.
             The musical jangle of sleigh bells.   --Longfellow.
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