Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jingle, the sounds of a jingle.
  • v. Present participle of jingle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of producing a jingle; also, the sound itself; a chink.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A continued ringing; a lively noise of bells, or the like clinking.
  • n. A game in which the players are blindfolded and try to catch one, called the ‘jingler,’ who is not blindfolded and who jingles a bell to attract their attention and, if skilful, to divert it. Also called jingling-match.

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

  • adj. having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells

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Examples

  • Can the coins jingling in your pocket trace your movements?

    Posthuman Blues

  • "Yes, Master, " she said, and then, turning about, stumbling and crying, the bell of the Coin Girl sounding, the coins jingling in the box on her neck, she fled up the street.

    Guardsman Of Gor

  • Truth compels me to state that the division was made honestly, and that little Stenne’s crime did not seem so terrible to him when he heard the coins jingling under his blouse, and thought of the games of galoche which he had in prospect.

    The Child Spy

  • You have the RIGHT … to family and medical leave, to sue your employer for looking at you funny, to sue him for not firing someone else who looked at you funny, to sue that guy who owns the house you were breaking into when you hurt yourself, to inspect the coins jingling around in your pocket and not see those horrible letters G, O, D.

    House of Eratosthenes

  • With that, the kender wandered back outside City Hall, Phineas's knife in his small hands, Phineas's coins jingling in his pocket.

    Stalling

  • No doubt many countries around the world - particularly those who have a few extra coins jingling in their emerging market pockets from selling crap to US consumers, would like to see the power of the US Dollar and thus the US of A significantly reduced.

    Why US Dollar will remain as World Reserve Currency!

  • I think he prefers hearing the sound of trickling water to the sound of extra coins jingling in our pockets.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • The jingling was my cell phone, fifty meters back across the sage.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • And the coins jingling in his pocket like tuppences would rattle in the collection box.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • He answered to no one save himself, and whenever he came into town, it was always with a confident swagger, and coins jingling in a small leather bag that dangled from his belt.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

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