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jangle

jan·gle

jangle

pronunciation:
jaeng gl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: jangled, jangles, jangling
definition 1: to make a harsh, clashing sound.
The keys jangled as he shook the key ring.
synonyms:
clank
similar words:
clang, clatter
definition 2: to cause to make a harsh, clashing sound.
The ghost jangled his chains and moaned.
synonyms:
clank
similar words:
clang, clatter
definition 3: to bother or upset very much.
The loud music jangled our nerves.
synonyms:
disturb, rattle, upset
similar words:
agitate, jar
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a harsh, clashing sound.
We heard the jangle of the iron gates as they slammed shut.
similar words:
clang, clank, clatter
derivation: jangler (n.)