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v. jin·gled, jin·gling, jin·gles
1. To make a tinkling or ringing metallic sound.
2. To have the catchy sound of a simple, repetitious rhyme or doggerel.
To cause to make a tinkling or ringing metallic sound.
1. The sound produced by or as if by bits of metal striking together.
2. A piece of light singsong verse or rhyme.
3. A catchy, often musical advertising slogan.

[Middle English ginglen, of imitative origin.]

jin′gly adj.
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Adj.1.jingly - having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells; "jingling sleigh bells"
reverberant - having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon"
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