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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jangle  \Jan"gle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jangled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jangling}.]  [OE.  janglen  to  quarrel,  OF  jangler  to  rail, 
  quarrel;  of  Dutch  or  German  origin;  cf  D.  jangelen  janken, 
  to  whimper,  chide,  brawl,  quarrel.] 
  1.  To  sound  harshly  or  discordantly,  as  bells  out  of  tune. 
 
  2.  To  talk  idly;  to  prate;  to  babble;  to  chatter;  to  gossip. 
  ``Thou  janglest  as  a  jay.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  To  quarrel  in  words  to  altercate;  to  wrangle. 
 
  Good  wits  will  be  jangling;  but  gentles,  agree. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Prussian  Trenck  .  .  .  jargons  and  jangles  in  an 
  unmelodious  manner.  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jangle  \Jan"gle\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  sound  harshly  or  inharmoniously;  to  produce 
  discordant  sounds  with 
 
  Like  sweet  bells  jangled,  out  of  tune,  and  harsh. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jangle  \Jan"gle\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  jangle.] 
  1.  Idle  talk;  prate;  chatter;  babble.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Discordant  sound;  wrangling. 
 
  The  musical  jangle  of  sleigh  bells.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jangle 
  n  :  a  loud  resonant  repeating  noise;  "he  could  hear  the  clang  of 
  distant  bells"  [syn:  {clang},  {clangor},  {clangour},  {clangoring}, 
  {clank},  {clash},  {crash}] 
  v  :  as  of  metallic  objects;  "The  keys  were  jingling  in  his 
  pocket"  [syn:  {jingle},  {jinglejangle}] 




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