Jangle vs Jingle - What's the difference?

jangle | jingle |

Jangle is a related term of jingle.


As verbs the difference between jangle and jingle

is that jangle is to make a rattling metallic sound while jingle is to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.

As nouns the difference between jangle and jingle

is that jangle is a rattling metallic sound while jingle is the sound of metal or glass clattering against itself.

jangle

English

Verb

  • 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.

    Noun

    (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

    jingle

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself.
  • He heard the jingle of her keys in the door and turned off the screen.
  • A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 3 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992) citation , page= , passage=The best of friends become the worst of enemies when Barney makes a hilarious attack ad where he viciously pummels a cardboard cut-out of Homer before special guest star Linda Ronstadt joins the fun to both continue the attack on the helpless Homer stand-in and croon a slanderously accurate, insanely catchy jingle about how “Mr. Plow is a loser/And I think he is a boozer.” }}
  • A carriage drawn by horses.
  • *
  • Verb

  • To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
  • The beads jingled as she walked.
  • To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
  • She jingled the beads as she walked.
  • (dated) To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
  • * Macaulay
  • Jingling street ballads.

    Derived terms

    * jingle bell

    See also

    * clink * rattle ----