Jangle vs Controversy - What's the difference?

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Jangle is a related term of controversy.

As nouns the difference between jangle and controversy

is that jangle is a rattling metallic sound while controversy is a debate, discussion of opposing opinions; strife.

As a verb jangle

is to make a rattling metallic sound.




  • To make a rattling metallic sound.
  • To cause something to make a rattling metallic sound.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Like sweet bells jangled , out of tune, and harsh.
  • To irritate.
  • The sound from the next apartment jangled my nerves.
  • To quarrel in words; to wrangle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Good wits will be jangling ; but, gentles, agree.
  • * Carlyle
  • Prussian Trenck jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner.


    (en noun)
  • A rattling metallic sound.
  • * Longfellow
  • the musical jangle of sleigh bells
  • (obsolete) Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
  • (Chaucer)

    Usage notes

    * somewhat harsher than jingle



  • A debate, discussion of opposing opinions; strife.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The game was engulfed in controversy when Rodwell appeared to win the ball cleanly in a midfield challenge with Suarez. The tackle drew an angry response from Liverpool's players- Lucas in particular as Suarez writhed in agony - but it was an obvious injustice when the England Under-21 midfielder was shown the red card.}}


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * controversial