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jingle

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.



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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.

JIN'GLE, n.

  1. A rattling or clinking sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
  2. A little bell or rattle.
  3. 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.


JIN'GLE, v.t.

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.


Jin"gle
  1. To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.

    [Written also gingle.]
  2. To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together] to tinkle.

    The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew. Pope.

  3. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
  4. To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.

    "Jingling street ballads." Macaulay.
  5. That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.

    If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles, but use them justly. Bacon.

  6. A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself.

    " The least jingle of verse." Guardian.

    Jingle shell. See Gold shell (b), under Gold.

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Jingle

JIN'GLE, verb intransitive

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.

GIN'GLE, verb transitive To shake so as to make clattering sounds in quick succession; to ring, as a little bell, or as small coins.

The bells she gingled, and the whistle blew.

GIN'GLE, noun A shrill clattering sound, or a succession of sharp sounds, as those made by a little bell or by small coins.

1. Affection in the sounds of periods in reading or speaking, or rather chiming sounds.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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