Definitions for jingleˈdʒɪŋ gəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jin•gleˈdʒɪŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling
(v.i.)to make clinking or tinkling sounds:
to move or proceed with such sounds.
to sound or rhyme in a light, repetitious manner.
(v.t.)to cause to jingle.
(n.)a tinkling or clinking sound.
something that makes such a sound.
a catchy succession of repetitious sounds, as in verse.
a piece of verse or a short song with these catchy sounds, usu. of a light or humorous character:
an advertising jingle.
Irish Eng. and Australian. a two-wheeled carriage used as a hackney coach.
Origin of jingle:
1350–1400; ME gynglen, appar. imit.; cf. D jengelen; see -le
a metallic sound
"the jingle of coins"; "the jangle of spurs"
doggerel, doggerel verse, jingle(verb)
a comic verse of irregular measure
"he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
jingle, jingle-jangle, jangle(verb)
make a sound typical of metallic objects
"The keys were jingling in his pocket"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself
He heard the jingle of her keys in the door and turned off the screen.
A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something
A carriage drawn by horses
To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself
The beads jingled as she walked.
To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself
She jingled the beads as she walked.
Origin: ; compare jangle.
to sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle
to rhyme or sound with a jingling effect
to cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle
a rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal
that which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle
a correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself
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.
- جَلْجَلَه، خَشْخَشَهArabic
- tinidoPortuguese (BR)
- das KlimpernGerman
- klingen; klirrenDanish
- صدای جلینگ جلینگFarsi
- खन खनाहटHindi
- bjölluhljómur, hringlIcelandic
- 딸랑거리는 소리Korean
- šķindoņa; žvadzoņaLatvian
- bunyi gemerencingMalay
- klirring, bjelleklangNorwegian
- صدای جلینگ جلینگPersian
- كړنګا ( لكه دكينګړى، زنګولى )، شرنګى ( لكه دځنځيرPashto
- klinga, pingla, skramla, rasslaSwedish
- şıngırtı, cıngırtıTurkish
- 叮噹聲Chinese (Trad.)
- дзвін, дзеленчанняUkrainian
- tiếng leng kengVietnamese
- 叮当声Chinese (Simp.)
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