The hip-hop had given way to traditional beats, the jangling guitars of an Oliver Mtukudzi song.
It is drawn by a team of gaunt mules, usually six in number, with gay harness, and each animal has jangling bells around its neck.
In the midst of the Christmas-chimes breaks the jangling of fire-bells.
And now the thread had snapped, and all the broken, jangling nerves of the man had been loosed and torn his control to atoms.
Rodney likened the jangling discords to the confusion of his own life.
The one church bell (Baptist) and the two little fire bells were jangling merrily when they reached the street.
His nerves had ceased their jangling under the tautening of necessity.
From within the house a cracked and jangling tinkle echoed faintly, and then quivered into silence.
His reverie was broken abruptly by the jangling supper-bell.
The church bells have broken out, and the jangling of them drives me mad.
c.1300, jangeln, "to talk excessively, chatter, talk idly," from Old French jangler "to chatter, gossip, bawl, argue noisily" (12c.), perhaps from Frankish *jangelon "to jeer" or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch jangelen "to whine"). Meaning "make harsh noise" is first recorded late 15c. Related: Jangled; jangling.
late 13c., "gossip, slanderous conversation, dispute," from Old French jangle, from jangler (see jangle (v.)). Meaning "discordant sound" is from 1795.