verb (used without object), jan·gled, jan·gling.
verb (used with object), jan·gled, jan·gling.
Origin of jangle
Related Words for janglingdin, dissonance, clash, uproar, roar, babel, jar, clang, rattle, hubbub, hullabaloo, reverberation, tumult, racket, pandemonium, clangor, clank, discord, disaccord, vibrate
Examples from the Web for jangling
Contemporary Examples of jangling
The hip-hop had given way to traditional beats, the jangling guitars of an Oliver Mtukudzi song.My Parents' Brothel
December 6, 2009
Historical Examples of jangling
His nerves had ceased their jangling under the tautening of necessity.Within the Law
His reverie was broken abruptly by the jangling supper-bell.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
He, himself, already felt the nagging effect of jangling nerves.Sand Doom
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The voice that had been musical now rang with jangling discord.The Bronze Hand
Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
Such a jangling of harness, such a flashing of polished surfaces!Mary Gray
Word Origin for jangle
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.