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

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make noise, noise, resound, sound

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\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.

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