jarring


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jar 1

 (jär)
n.
1. A cylindrical glass or earthenware vessel with a wide mouth and usually no handles.
2. The amount that a jar can hold.
3. Chiefly British A glass of beer.
tr.v. jarred, jar·ring, jars
To put into a jar.

[Middle English jarre, a liquid measure, from Old French (from Provençal jarra) and from Medieval Latin jarra, both from Arabic jarra, earthen jar, from jarra, to draw, pull; see grr in Semitic roots.]

jar′ful′ n.

jar 2

 (jär)
v. jarred, jar·ring, jars
v.intr.
1.
a. To cause shaking or vibrations: The ride over the old road was jarring.
b. To shake or vibrate from an impact or impacts: "The gallery jarred with a quick, heavy tramp" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
2. To be disturbing or irritating; grate: The incessant talking jarred on my nerves.
3. To be out of harmony; clash or conflict: The curtains jar with the rest of the room.
v.tr.
1. To cause to shake or vibrate from impact: The ride on the donkey jarred my bones.
2. To startle or unsettle; shock: The alarm jarred him out of sleep.
n.
A jolt; a shock.

[Perhaps of imitative origin.]

jar′ring·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jarring - making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

jarring

jarring

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
مُثير، مُتَنافِر
nesouladný
eiga illa saman
neladiť

jarring

[ˈdʒɑːrɪŋ] ADJ [sound] → discordante, desafinado; [opinions] → discordante; [colour] → discordante, que desentona
to strike a jarring note (fig) → ser la nota discordante, desentonar

jarring

[ˈdʒɑːrɪŋ] adj [sound, colour] → discordant(e)

jarring

adj soundgellend, kreischend; colourssich beißend attr (inf), → nicht zusammenpassend attr; to strike a jarring noteeinen Misston anschlagen

jarring

[ˈdʒɑːrɪŋ] adj (sound, colour) → stonato/a
to strike a jarring note (in, at) (fig) → portare una nota stonata (in, a)

jar2

(dʒaː) past tense, past participle jarred verb
1. (with on) to have a harsh and startling effect (on). Her sharp voice jarred on my ears.
2. to give a shock to. The car accident had jarred her nerves.
ˈjarring adjective
startling or harsh. The orange curtains with the purple carpet had a jarring effect.
References in classic literature ?
It was, of course, with a perfect understanding of the minute and intricate interests which had armed friend against friend, and brought natural enemies to combat by each other's side, that the scout and his companions now disposed themselves to deliberate on the measures that were to govern their future movements, amid so many jarring and savage races of men.
As the cracked jarring note might always be heard, and as it jarred loudest amidst the loftiest exultation of the melody, so was there a continual quake through Clifford, causing him most to quiver while he wore a triumphant smile, and seemed almost under a necessity to skip in his gait.
I think that, henceforth, nothing but some extraordinary jarring of that chord could renew it.
Thus saying, from her side the fatal Key, Sad instrument of all our woe, she took; And towards the Gate rouling her bestial train, Forthwith the huge Porcullis high up drew, Which but her self not all the STYGIAN powers Could once have mov'd; then in the key-hole turns Th' intricate wards, and every Bolt and Bar Of massie Iron or sollid Rock with ease Unfast'ns: on a sudden op'n flie With impetuous recoile and jarring sound Th' infernal dores, and on thir hinges great Harsh Thunder, that the lowest bottom shook Of EREBUS.