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 ?
But God who oft descends to visit men Unseen, and through thir habitations walks To mark thir doings, them beholding soon, Comes down to see thir Citie, ere the Tower Obstruct Heav'n Towrs, and in derision sets Upon thir Tongues a various Spirit to rase Quite out thir Native Language, and instead To sow a jangling noise of words unknown: Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud Among the Builders; each to other calls Not understood, till hoarse, and all in rage, As mockt they storm; great laughter was in Heav'n And looking down, to see the hubbub strange And hear the din; thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion nam'd.
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.
Here am I," said Suzanne, sitting down on the bed and jangling the curtain-rings back along the rod with despotic vehemence.
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.
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.
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.
I knew you were not in bed, my dear," she said, in her sweet clear voice, which was irritating to Hetty, mingling with her own peevish vexation like music with jangling chains, "for I heard you moving; and I longed to speak to you again to-night, for it is the last but one that I shall be here, and we don't know what may happen to-morrow to keep us apart.
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.
Then Manuel touched the jangling, jarring little nachette to a queer tune, and sang something in Portuguese about "Nina, innocente
The chains are for the purpose of increasing the confusion by their jangling.
His reverie was broken abruptly by the jangling supper-bell.