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jar 1

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

v. jarred, jar·ring, jars
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.
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.
A jolt; a shock.

[Perhaps of imitative origin.]

jar′ring·ly adv.
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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
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Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
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مُثير، مُتَنافِر
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[ˈdʒɑːrɪŋ] ADJ [sound] → discordante, desafinado; [opinions] → discordante; [colour] → discordante, que desentona
to strike a jarring note (fig) → ser la nota discordante, desentonar
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[ˈdʒɑːrɪŋ] adj [sound, colour] → discordant(e)
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adj soundgellend, kreischend; colourssich beißend attr (inf), → nicht zusammenpassend attr; to strike a jarring noteeinen Misston anschlagen
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[ˈdʒɑːrɪŋ] adj (sound, colour) → stonato/a
to strike a jarring note (in, at) (fig) → portare una nota stonata (in, a)
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
Stop!" shouted the horse; "you're jarring me terribly."