- a hollow, round, metal bell with a metal ball inside, which makes a jingling sound when it moves: jingle bells on a horse and sleigh.
Origin of jingle bell
First recorded in 1885–90
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The wheelman rang the jingle-bell, and the boat soon came down to half-speed.Four Young Explorers