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jangle

jan·gle

jangle

pronunciation:
jaeng gl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jangled, jangles, jangling
definition: to emit a harsh, unmelodious sound, as of chains striking something.
synonyms:
clank, jar
similar words:
clang, clangor, clatter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to make a harsh, unmelodious, metallic sound.
She jangled the bells.
synonyms:
clank
similar words:
clang, clatter
definition 2: to disturb or upset (one's nerves or composure).
synonyms:
disturb, faze, perturb, rattle, upset
similar words:
agitate, disconcert, jar, unsettle
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an unmelodious sound, as of chains striking something.
similar words:
clang, clangor, clank, clatter, jar
derivation: jangler (n.)