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jingle

[ jing-guh l ]
/ 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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RELATED WORDS

clatter, clink, clang, sound, jangle, ding, rattle, tinkle, tingle, reverberate, chime, ring, clamor, chink

Nearby words

jin, jinan, jingal, jingdezhen, jinghis khan, jingle, jingle bell, jingle shell, jingling johnny, jingo, jingoism

Origin of jingle

1350–1400; Middle English gynglen, apparently imitative; compare Dutch jengelen; see -le
Related formsjin·gler, nounjin·gling·ly, adverbjin·gly, adjective
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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 Formsjingler, nounjingly, adjective

Word Origin for jingle

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Dutch jengelen
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