Definition of Jingle

1. Noun. A metallic sound. "The jangle of spurs"

Exact synonyms: Jangle
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Jangle, Jangly, Jingly



2. Verb. Make a sound typical of metallic objects. "The coins jingle "; "The keys were jingling in his pocket"
Exact synonyms: Jangle, Jingle-jangle
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Jangle

3. Noun. A comic verse of irregular measure. "He had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
Exact synonyms: Doggerel, Doggerel Verse
Generic synonyms: Rhyme, Verse

Definition of Jingle

1. v. i. To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.

2. v. t. To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.

3. n. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.

Definition of Jingle

1. Noun. The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself ¹

2. Noun. A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something ¹

3. Noun. A carriage drawn by horses ¹

4. Verb. To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself ¹

5. Verb. To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jingle

1. to make a tinkling sound [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Jingle

1. 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." Jingle shell. See Gold shell, under Gold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jingle

jimson weed
jimsonweed
jimsonweeds
jimthompsonite
jin
jin-seng
jing-bang
jingal
jingall
jingalls
jingals
jingbang
jingbangs
jingko
jingkoes
jingle (current term)
jingle-jangle
jingle bell
jingle bells
jingle mail
jingled
jingler
jinglers
jingles
jinglet
jinglets
jinglier
jingliest
jingling
jinglingly

Literary usage of Jingle

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1. The World's Best Poetry by Bliss Carman (1904)
"jingle, jingle, past it flies, Sending shafts from hooded eyes,— Roguish archers, ... jingle, jingle, on they go, Capes and bonnets white with snow, ..."

2. A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets by William Cullen Bryant (1874)
"jingle, jingle, clear the way, 'T is the merry, merry sleigh, As it swiftly scuds along Hear the burst of happy song, See the gleam of glanées ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"jingle, ». The smooth water at the back of ... and he who has most heads, when it is his turn to jingle, gains the stakes which were put into the bonnet; ..."

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