Jingle

Definition of Jingle

Jin´gle
v. i.1.
1.To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.
2.To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
v. t.1.To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.
[imp. & p. p. Jingled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jingling .]
The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew.
- Pope.
n.1.A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
2.That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.
If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles, but use them justly.
- Bacon.
3.A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit;
Jingle shell
b - See Gold shell (b), under Gold.

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