Jangly



[jang-guh l] /ˈdʒæŋ gəl/

verb (used without object), jangled, jangling.
1.
to produce a harsh, discordant sound, as two comparatively small, thin, or hollow pieces of metal hitting together:
The charms on her bracelet jangle as she moves.
2.
to speak angrily; wrangle.
verb (used with object), jangled, jangling.
3.
to cause to make a harsh, discordant, usually metallic sound:
He jangled the pots and pans.
4.
to cause to become irritated or upset:
The loud noise of the motors jangled his nerves.
noun
5.
a harsh or discordant sound.
6.
an argument, dispute, or quarrel.
/ˈdʒæŋɡəl/
verb
1.
to sound or cause to sound discordantly, harshly, or unpleasantly: the telephone jangled
2.
(transitive) to produce a jarring effect on: the accident jangled his nerves
3.
an archaic word for wrangle
noun
4.
a harsh, unpleasant ringing noise
5.
an argument or quarrel
v.

c.1300, jangeln, “to talk excessively, chatter, talk idly,” from Old French jangler “to chatter, gossip, bawl, argue noisily” (12c.), perhaps from Frankish *jangelon “to jeer” or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch jangelen “to whine”). Meaning “make harsh noise” is first recorded late 15c. Related: Jangled; jangling.
n.

late 13c., “gossip, slanderous conversation, dispute,” from Old French jangle, from jangler (see jangle (v.)). Meaning “discordant sound” is from 1795.

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