Definitions for: Jingle
[n] a comic verse of irregular measure; "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
[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: Jin"gle, v. i. [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E.
chink; cf. also E. jangle.]
1. To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or
tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle. [Written also
2. To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect. ``Jingling
street ballads.'' --Macaulay.
Jin"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jingled; p. pr. & vb. n.
To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or
as coins shaken together; to tinkle.
The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew. -- Pope.
1. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little
bells or pieces of metal.
2. That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.
If you plant where savages are, do not only
entertain them with trifles and jingles,but use them
justly. -- Bacon.
3. A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the
verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself.`` The
least jingle of verse.'' --Guardian.
Jingle shell. See Gold shell
(b), under Gold.
Synonyms: doggerel, doggerel verse, jangle, jangle, jinglejangle
See Also: make noise, noise, resound, rhyme, sound, verse
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