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jingle

[ jing-guhl ]
/ ˈdʒɪŋ gəl /
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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.
noun

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Origin of jingle

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

OTHER WORDS FROM jingle

jingler, nounjin·gling·ly, adverbjingly, adjective
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How to use jingle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jingle

jingle
/ (ˈdʒɪŋɡəl) /

verb
to ring or cause to ring lightly and repeatedly
(intr) to sound in a manner suggestive of jinglinga jingling verse
noun
a sound of metal jinglingthe jingle of the keys
a catchy and rhythmic verse, song, etc, esp one used in advertising

Derived forms of jingle

jingler, nounjingly, adjective

Word Origin for jingle

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Dutch jengelen
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