from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a jingling sound.
  • n. A trinket; anything that jingles.
  • n. A jingling sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a sound typical of metallic objects


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  • It's got the jingle-jangle thing from the twelve string, it's got the flexibility of the six string, and the bass notes where you can do bass runs and that sort of thing.

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  • Sound is sucked into the vacuum of crisis, crumbs of birdsong and motorcycle engines and ice cream truck jingle-jangle mixed together into a heady cocktail of nothing.

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  • There was something epic and perhaps even Bollywood-tinged about some of the camera angles, which featured more extreme, squinting facial portraits than normal, notably in an opening segment dominated by the Indian bowler Sreesanth, surely the most accessorised cricketer in history, a jingle-jangle scarecrow of bangles, bandages, medallions and bracelets.

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  • Moving like a fat ninja to the door, I scooped up my keys off the desk, stuffing them into my pocket harshly to prevent any jingle-jangle.

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  • Then, and I hope we can, the only "clash of civilizations" we will hear ever about again will be nothing more than the jingle-jangle of all the world's religious trinkets in our great President Barack Obama's pockets.

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  • While in a mom and pop shop: 1. Through the jingle-jangle front door 2. past the sleeping cat 3. exchange small talk with person reading behind counter.

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  • If that tone sounds, that song or bird-song, or hip-hop top-ten tune, or jingle, or jangle, or jingle-jangle, or something really, really cool like crickets or an old fashioned rotary ring; you know where that phone is going, right?

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  • I'm retracting my statement and getting on board with Benji's jingle-jangle magic.


  • My jingle-jangle notion of Euro includes things such as: white sunglasses, modern discoteques, hair that flips up a bit, the naked young bourgeoisie in the Versace ads, brightly colored accessories made of modern materials, and lotta-'tude.


  • James are best known for their Student Union jukebox staple 'Sit Down', and this compilation of 18 tracks spans their career from Smiths jingle-jangle contemporaries to baggy marginalised indie group.

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