Definitions for jangleˈdʒæŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jan•gleˈdʒæŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to produce a harsh, discordant sound:

    coins jangling together.

  2. to speak angrily; wrangle.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to make a harsh, discordant, usu. metallic sound.

  4. to cause to become irritated or upset:

    loud noise that jangles the nerves.

  5. (n.)a harsh or discordant sound.

  6. an argument, dispute, or quarrel.

Origin of jangle:

1250–1300; ME < OF jangler < Gmc; cf. MD jangelen to haggle, whine


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jingle, jangle(verb)

    a metallic sound

    "the jingle of coins"; "the jangle of spurs"

  2. jingle, jingle-jangle, jangle(verb)

    make a sound typical of metallic objects

    "The keys were jingling in his pocket"


  1. jangle(Noun)

    A metallic sound.

  2. jangle(Verb)

    To make a metallic sound.

  3. jangle(Verb)

    To cause something to make a metallic sound.

  4. jangle(Verb)

    To irritate something.

    The sound from the next apartment jangled my nerves.

  5. Origin: ; compare jingle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jangle(verb)

    to sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune

  2. Jangle(verb)

    to talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip

  3. Jangle(verb)

    to quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle

  4. Jangle(verb)

    to cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with

  5. Jangle(noun)

    idle talk; prate; chatter; babble

  6. Jangle(noun)

    discordant sound; wrangling

Translations for jangle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (cause to) give a harsh (ringing) sound

The bell jangled noisily.

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