from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a harsh metallic sound: The spurs jangled noisily.
- transitive v. To cause to make a harsh discordant sound.
- transitive v. To have an irritating effect on: The racket from the street jangled my nerves.
- n. A harsh metallic sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a metallic sound.
- v. To cause something to make a metallic sound.
- v. To irritate something.
- n. A metallic sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
- intransitive v. To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
- intransitive v. To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
- transitive v. To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
- n. Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
- n. Discordant sound; wrangling.
- n. The unmelodious ringing of multiple metallic objects striking together, such as a set of small bells.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To talk much or loudly; chatter; babble; jabber.
- To quarrel; altercate; bicker; wrangle; grumble.
- To sound discordant or harsh; make harsh discord.
- To gossip; contend; tell.
- To cause to sound harsh or inharmonious; cause to emit discordant sounds.
- To utter in a discordant or inharmonious manner.
- n. Idle talk; chatter; babble.
- n. Altercation; wrangle; quarrel.
- n. Discordant sound.
- n. A seaweed, Laminaria digitata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metallic sound
- v. make a sound typical of metallic objects
They're wrapped up in jangle and glisten in the sun, smelling like a new cassette.
Bartlett calls it the "indie summer song of the year", and I'm having a hard time coming up with a better candidate; the jangle is contagious and the singing is sincere and heart-melting.
There is a note of barbarism in the brassy jar and clamor of the instruments, enhanced by the bewildering ambition of each player to force through his piece the most noise and jangle, which is not always covered and subdued into a harmonious whole by the whang of the bass drum.
It's hard to say exactly where it started, but The Beatles and The Byrds often get the most credit for starting the enduring subgenre that's come to be known as jangle pop.
Army, 'the professors said one to another, as, hardly stopping for a moment at the stranger's entrance, they continued to' jangle 'among themselves.
As a result, I’m 95 percent of the way to my goal, and extra coins jangle my pockets.
I heard the bells over the front door jangle as it swung open.
No current band is doing '60s throwback jangle pop better than this San Francisco foursome.
As the drums crash, the guitars jangle and the saxophones wail, a pack of attractive women wearing revealing evening dresses scream, clap and rush onto the dance floor.
Their recent fifth album The Errant Charm is easily their best yet, abandoning any residual rustic awkwardness for dreamy, sophisticated West Coast jangle with just a hint of tropical tang.