[ jing-guh l ]
/ ˈdʒɪŋ gəl /

verb (used without object), jin·gled, jin·gling.

verb (used with object), jin·gled, jin·gling.

to cause to jingle: He jingled the coins in his pocket.


Origin of jingle

1350–1400; Middle English gynglen, apparently imitative; compare Dutch jengelen; see -le

Related forms

jin·gler, nounjin·gling·ly, adverbjin·gly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jingle


/ (ˈdʒɪŋɡəl) /


to ring or cause to ring lightly and repeatedly
(intr) to sound in a manner suggestive of jinglinga jingling verse


a sound of metal jinglingthe jingle of the keys
a catchy and rhythmic verse, song, etc, esp one used in advertising

Derived Forms

jingler, nounjingly, adjective

Word Origin for jingle

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Dutch jengelen
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