Wrangle vs Jangle - What's the difference?

wrangle | jangle |


As verbs the difference between wrangle and jangle

is that wrangle is to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily while jangle is to make a rattling metallic sound.

As nouns the difference between wrangle and jangle

is that wrangle is an act of wrangling while jangle is a rattling metallic sound.

wrangle

English

Verb

(wrangl)
  • To bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.
  • * Shakespeare
  • For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle .
  • * Addison
  • He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points.
  • to herd horses or other livestock
  • To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
  • * Bishop Robert Sanderson
  • When we have wrangled ourselves as long as our wits and strengths will serve us, the honest, downright sober English Protestant will be found in the end the man that walketh in the safest way, and by the surest line.
  • I don't know how, but she managed to wrangle us four front row seats at tonight's game.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * wrangler

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of wrangling.
  • An angry dispute.
  • See also

    * wangle

    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