from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a tinkling or ringing metallic sound.
- intransitive v. To have the catchy sound of a simple, repetitious rhyme or doggerel.
- transitive v. To cause to make a tinkling or ringing metallic sound.
- n. The sound produced by or as if by bits of metal striking together.
- n. A piece of light singsong verse or rhyme.
- n. A catchy, often musical advertising slogan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself.
- n. A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something.
- n. A carriage drawn by horses.
- v. To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
- v. To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
- n. That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.
- n. A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit
- intransitive v. To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound.
- intransitive v. To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
- transitive v. To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To emit tinkling metallic sounds; tinkle or clink, as bells, coins, chains, spurs, keys, or other metallic objects.
- To have a musical sound, or a light pleasing effect upon the ear, independently of sense, as verse or rimes.
- To cause to give a tinkling metallic sound, as a little bell or as pieces of metal.
- n. A tinkling or clinking sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
- n. Something that jingles; a little bell or rattle; specifically, one of the little metallic disks set in the frame of a tambourine.
- n. Musical or sprightly sound in verse or rimes; poetry or a poem having a musical or sprightly sound, with little sense; a catching array of words, whether verse or prose.
- n. A covered two-wheeled car used in the south of Ireland.
- n. A mollusk of the genus Anomia.
- n. A two-wheeled car (like the Irish jingle) used in some parts of Australia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a sound typical of metallic objects
- n. a metallic sound
- n. a comic verse of irregular measure
Special thanks to Kosta Andreadis for our awesome title jingle!
Into his head had come a new mantra, a jingle from a commercial on TV when he was growing up, a child of baseball fields and macadam basketball courts with their bent and rusted hoops and the intense otherworldly green of a New York summer, a green so multivalent and assertive it was like a promise of life to come.
One thing is for sure; it has nothing whatever to do with the mealy mouthed jingle from the Home Office called the Policing Pledge.
The old Toffifay candy commercial jingle is something that really offended me as a kid.
Liberals should stop kidding themselves that some kind of brilliant silver-bullet new jingle is going to turn everything around and stay focused on doing the harder job of changing the underlying attitudes.
This jingle is comedy gold, folks, especially the razzle-dazzle way the unknown little boy (possibly a girl) singer delivers it.
From "The irresistible, singable, stick-in-your-mindable jingle is dead" (Boston Globe):
And this he does, the scoundrel, grinning to himself as the blows fall and slyly concealing his enthusiasm as the coins jingle into his hat.
I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in Chicago, the jingle is alive and well on local radio commercials, especially those played on the AM all-news station.
[Famousbrand] ’s jingle is rather annoying at the best of times – when tired and cranky, it’s almost an incitement to violence.
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