Definitions for: Jangle


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Shak.

Prussian Trenck . . . jargons and jangles in an
unmelodious manner. --Carlyle.


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.
--Shak.


Jan"gle, n. [Cf. OF. jangle.]
1. Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble. --Chaucer.

2. Discordant sound; wrangling.

The musical jangle of sleigh bells. --Longfellow.

Synonyms: jingle, jingle, jinglejangle

See Also: make noise, noise, resound, sound

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