Definitions for: Jarring

[adj] making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
[adj] characterized by rough motion; "a bumpy ride"

Webster (1913) Definition: Jar"ring, a. [See Jar.]
Shaking; disturbing; discordant. ``A jarring sound.''

Jar"ring n.
1. A shaking; a tremulous motion; as, the jarring of a
steamship, caused by its engines.

2. Discord; a clashing of interests. ``Endless jarrings and
immortal hate.'' --Dryden.

Synonyms: bumpy, cacophonic, cacophonous, jolting, jolty, rough, unsmooth

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Famous Quotes Containing Jarring:

The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.

-- Carter Burwell (American Composer)

Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man.

-- Dennis Farina (American Actor)

The sterile, arid environment created by truly jarring and discordant signage and gargantuan billboards is a turnoff.

-- Jonathan Katz (American Comedian)

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