JIN'GLE, v.i.1. To make a sharp clattering sound; to ring as a little bell, or as small pieces of sonorous metal; as gingling halfpence.2. To utter affected or chiming sounds in periods or cadence.
- A rattling or clinking sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
- A little bell or rattle.
- Correspondence of sound in rhymes. – Dryden.
JIN'GLE, v.i. [Qu. Ch. and Syr. זג, זגא, a little bell; or Persian زَنك zank, a little brass ball or bell. It may be allied to jangle.]
To sound with a fine sharp rattle; to clink; as, jingling, chains or bells.
To cause to give a sharp sound, as a little bell or as pieces of metal.
The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew. – Pope.
- To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling,
clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.
- To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as
a little bell, or as coins shaken together] to tinkle.
rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces
- To rhyme or sound with a jingling
- That which makes a jingling sound, as a
- A correspondence of sound in rhymes,
especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse