verb (used without object), jan·gled, jan·gling.
verb (used with object), jan·gled, jan·gling.
- janet, pierre,
- janeway lesion,
Origin of jangle
Examples from the Web for jangly
There is a raw, jangly feeling that seizes you, the force of life making itself known.Surviving War Doesn’t Turn All Veterans into Victims, Sometimes it Helps Them Grow|David Morris|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.