Definitions

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  • adj. Hanging loose; swinging backwards and forwards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dangling manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Loosely; in a dangling manner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Among other encouraging words, he threatened to hang me from the basketball rim by my “dingle-dangle.”

    Excerpts, Quotes, etc.

  • What she looks like, according to Kay: She has a hooky nose, a hooky chin, very bright black eyes, long dingle-dangle earrings which click, a poke-bonnet, a red cloak, a stick with a hooky handle, and pointy black shiny shoes.

    Witch of the Day: Sylvia Daisy Pouncer

  • The clutter and dingle-dangle noise of marriage guests will but disturb you, and break the serious fancies of your brain.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • I do not know, said Pantagruel, but that some swarms of bees hereabouts may be taking a ramble in the air, and so the neighbourhood make this dingle-dangle with pans, kettles, and basins, the corybantine cymbals of Cybele, grandmother of the gods, to call them back.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • "Freddie says he ought to go in head first," she exclaimed, "and you know, Nan, if you stand Snoop on his head he'll get dizzy, like I did when I hung dingle-dangle by my legs from the swing."

    The Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook

  • "Then I shall expect you," and off she hurried to invite some other animal children, her long earrings going dingle-dangle as she walked along, and the rose in her hair falling over sideways.

    Curly and Floppy Twistytail; the Funny Piggie Boys

  • Their fists seemed to grow heavy as lead, and went dingle-dangle at the ends of their arms; their legs became as light as straws and began to bend in and out; their necks became too delicate to hold anything up, so that their heads wibbled and wobbled from side to side.

    Irish Fairy Tales

  • It is of white linen, with a finely embroidered edge in various colours, the ends hang down to the shoulders; over the top of the head, and hanging either side to the ear, is a broad band of turquoise-blue beads ending in a triangular dingle-dangle.

    High Albania

  • The leader's bell rang deeply and regularly, its tone mingling with others quite as deep from the neighboring sæters; and in upon this solemn ringing broke the delicate, brisk dingle-dangle of the smaller creatures 'bells.

    Lisbeth Longfrock

  • I do not know, said Pantagruel, but that some swarms of bees hereabouts may be taking a ramble in the air, and so the neighbourhood make this dingle-dangle with pans, kettles, and basins, the corybantine cymbals of

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

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