Jangle Definition

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jangled, jangles, jangling
To utter in a harsh, inharmonious manner.
Webster's New World
To quarrel or argue noisily.
Webster's New World
To make a harsh, inharmonious sound, as of a bell out of tune.
Webster's New World
To cause to make a harsh sound.
Webster's New World
To have an irritating effect on.
The racket from the street jangled my nerves.
American Heritage
Noisy or annoying talk.
Webster's New World
Noisy quarrel or arguing.
Webster's New World
A harsh sound; discordant ringing.
Webster's New World

Origin of Jangle

  • Middle English janglen (“to talk excessively, chatter, talk idly”), from Old French jangler (“to chatter, gossip, bawl, argue noisily”), perhaps from Frankish *jangelon (“to jeer”) (compare Middle Dutch jangelen (“to whine”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English janglen to chatter from Old French jangler probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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