Definition of Jangling

1. Adjective. Like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together. "Cowboys with jangling spurs"

Exact synonyms: Jangly
Similar to: Cacophonic, Cacophonous
Derivative terms: Jangle



Definition of Jangling

1. a. Producing discordant sounds.

2. n. Idle babbling; vain disputation.

Definition of Jangling

1. Noun. A jangle, the sounds of a jangle. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of jangle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jangling

1. jangle [v] - See also: jangle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jangling

jandal
jandals
jane
janes
janggunite
jangle
jangled
jangler
jangleress
janglers
janglery
jangles
janglesome
janglier
jangliest
jangling (current term)
janglingly
janglings
jangly
janhaugite
janiceps
janiceps asymmetrus
janiceps parasiticus
janiform
janisaries
janisary
janissaries
janissary
janitor
janitorial

Literary usage of Jangling

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1. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"... being gone from the simplicity of the gospel into jangling, division, and a spirit of separation, endeavoured to discourage friends, especially the ..."

2. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... through a thousand imaginations, without the least assurance of not erring; which becomes the very ground of all jangling and contention. ..."

3. The Poems of William Browne of Tavistock by William Browne, Arthur Henry Bullen (1894)
"AN EPISTLE Occasioned by the most intolerable jangling of the Papists' bells on All Saints' Night, the eve of All Souls' Day, being then used to be rung all ..."

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