Definitions for jingleˈdʒɪŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jin•gleˈdʒɪŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to make clinking or tinkling sounds:

    sleighbells jingling.

  2. to move or proceed with such sounds.

  3. to sound or rhyme in a light, repetitious manner.

  4. (v.t.)to cause to jingle.

  5. (n.)a tinkling or clinking sound.

  6. something that makes such a sound.

  7. a catchy succession of repetitious sounds, as in verse.

  8. a piece of verse or a short song with these catchy sounds, usu. of a light or humorous character:

    an advertising jingle.

  9. Irish Eng. and Australian. a two-wheeled carriage used as a hackney coach.

    Category: British

Origin of jingle:

1350–1400; ME gynglen, appar. imit.; cf. D jengelen; see -le


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jingle, jangle(noun)

    a metallic sound

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

  2. doggerel, doggerel verse, jingle(verb)

    a comic verse of irregular measure

    "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"

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

    make a sound typical of metallic objects

    "The keys were jingling in his pocket"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jingle(verb)ˈdʒɪŋ gəl

    to make a sound like a small bell

    The bell on the diner door jingled as it opened.; He jingled the coins in his pocket.


  1. jingle(Noun)

    The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself

    He heard the jingle of her keys in the door and turned off the screen.

  2. jingle(Noun)

    A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something

  3. jingle(Noun)

    A carriage drawn by horses

  4. jingle(Verb)

    To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself

    The beads jingled as she walked.

  5. jingle(Verb)

    To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself

    She jingled the beads as she walked.

  6. Origin: ; compare jangle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jingle(verb)

    to sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle

  2. Jingle(verb)

    to rhyme or sound with a jingling effect

  3. Jingle(verb)

    to cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle

  4. Jingle(noun)

    a rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal

  5. Jingle(noun)

    that which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle

  6. Jingle(noun)

    a correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself


  1. Jingle

    A jingle is a short tune used in advertising and for other commercial uses. The jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising slogans. Ad buyers use jingles in radio and television commercials; they can also be used in non-advertising contexts to establish or maintain a brand image. Jingles are a form of sound branding.

Translations for jingle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a slight metallic ringing sound (made eg by coins or by small bells)

The dog pricked up its ears at the jingle of its master's keys.

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