jingle bell

  1. 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

Words Nearby jingle bell

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How to use jingle bell in a sentence

  • The wheelman rang the jingle-bell, and the boat soon came down to half-speed.

    Four Young Explorers | Oliver Optic
  • Nichols proved to be a one-and-a-half-story house with a glass door, a calico curtain, and a jingle bell.

    The Other Fellow | F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The course of the ship was changed, and the jingle bell sounded.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" | Russell Doubleday
  • Mayo twitched the jingle bell, signaling release to the engineer.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day