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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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They are powered by tea (provided by local traders) and have been thoroughly checked for rosy cheeks, a cheery nature and a love of all thing jingly, joked a council spokeswoman.
Despite having created 'a jingly jangly mass of indie pop contradictions' The Artisans never set out to create a particular sound, but their individual music tastes have influenced their songwriting.
Nor did jingly instead of silenced, or bells versus wads of paper and toothpicks.
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It''s a pretty decent, colourful and jingly platformer that''s going to delight the hordes of card and sticker collectors out there.
i help my build dens in room and raid my wardrobe, as princesses and create a anything 6 PaPer Plate tamboUriNeS A brightlY-coloured paper plate tambourine will make a lovely jingly sound when your child rattles and shakes it.
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Sixteen years later, its follow-up, Merry Christmas II You, features the diva hitting the high notes on holiday favourites O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Little Drummer Boy, The First Noel, Here Comes Santa Claus and an "extra festive" re-recording of All I Want For Christmas Is You, with basically more jingly bells.
Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.
I actually like hearing it this way because the tension between rhythm and meter that's activated really distinguishes the line, giving it great rhythmic power, while also avoiding the generally weaker, jingly anapestic-sounding "by a breath" The first two italicized lines also contribute a little bit to the sense of a heavily stressed yet clearly iambic pattern as they emerge out of the rhythmic jumble of the lines that immediately precede them.