jangling


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jan·gle

 (jăng′gəl)
v. jan·gled, jan·gling, jan·gles
v.intr.
To make a harsh metallic sound: The spurs jangled noisily.
v.tr.
1. To cause to make a harsh discordant sound.
2. To have an irritating effect on: The racket from the street jangled my nerves.
n.
A harsh metallic sound.

[Middle English janglen, to chatter, from Old French jangler, probably of Germanic origin.]

jan′gler n.

jangling

(ˈdʒæŋɡlɪŋ)
adj
a discordant, harsh, or unpleasant (esp metallic) sound
n
another wrod for jangle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jangling - like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
Translations

jangling

[ˈdʒæŋglɪŋ]
A. ADJtintineante
B. Ncencerreo m

jangling

adj keys, moneyklimpernd; bellsbimmelnd; chains, harnessklirrend, rasselnd
n = jangle N

jangling

[ˈdʒæŋglɪŋ] adj (bells) → scampanellante; (bracelets, keys) → tintinnante; (nerves) → scosso/a
References in classic literature ?
And it comforted her to think that the future was certainly inevitable: cause and effect would go jangling forward to some goal doubtless, but to none that she could imagine.
A horrid turmoil of mind and body; bursting sobs; broken, vanishing thoughts, now of indignation, now of remorse; broken elementary whiffs of consciousness, of the smell of the horse-hair on the chair bottom, of the jangling of church bells that now began to make day horrible throughout the confines of the city, of the hard floor that bruised his knees, of the taste of tears that found their way into his mouth: for a period of time, the duration of which I cannot guess, while I refuse to dwell longer on its agony, these were the whole of God's world for John Nicholson.
Still the domestic establishment is liable to jealousies and cabals, and the lord and master has much difficulty in maintaining harmony in his jangling household.
From where she knelt, jangling her keys, she could see a slit of darkness, and, peering into it, as if it would tell him that "little more," his long, thoughtful face.
It was very strange to walk through the streets on a Sunday morning, and note how few of them the barbarous jangling of bells that was driving the sick and nervous mad, called away from their own quarter, from their own close rooms, from the corners of their own streets, where they lounged listlessly, gazing at all the church and chapel going, as at a thing with which they had no manner of concern.
Further on he met a sturdy black-bearded man, mounted on a brown horse, with a rosary in his right hand and a long two-handed sword jangling against his stirrup-iron.
he screeched, and whizzed past them like bolt from bow; while close behind came lumbering a huge black bear, with red tongue lolling from his mouth, and a broken chain jangling behind him.
Mine honest friend,'' said he, ``if the jangling of thy bells bad not dizzied thine understanding, thou mightst know Clericus clericum non decimat; that is to say, we churchmen do not exhaust each other's hospitality, but rather require that of the laity, giving them thus an opportunity to serve God in honouring and relieving his appointed servants.
Days of panic ridden flight through the jungle had filled Carl Jenssen and Sven Malbihn with jangling nerves and their native boys with unreasoning terror.
In the midst of it all the worthy vicar was very pluckily holding an early celebra- tion, and his bell was jangling out above the excitement.
Presently a horseman with jangling equipment drew rein be- fore the colonel of the regiment.
The chains are for the purpose of increasing the confusion by their jangling.