jingling


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jin·gle

 (jĭng′gəl)
v. jin·gled, jin·gling, jin·gles
v.intr.
1. To make a tinkling or ringing metallic sound.
2. To have the catchy sound of a simple, repetitious rhyme or doggerel.
v.tr.
To cause to make a tinkling or ringing metallic sound.
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jingling - 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"
References in classic literature ?
In the narrow streets the progress of the journey was made sensible to those within by the near fronts of the houses gliding past slowly and shakily, with a great rattle and jingling of glass, as if about to collapse behind the cab; and the infirm horse, with the harness hung over his sharp backbone flapping very loose about his thighs, appeared to be dancing mincingly on his toes with infinite patience.
It may indeed make jingling coin, but will do no more than that.
At length, when it was quite dark, Clever Elsie awoke and when she got up there was a jingling all round about her, and the bells rang at each step which she took.