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Meaning of jangle

jan•gle

Pronunciation: ( jang'gul), [key]
— v., n. -gled, -gling,
—v.i.
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to make a harsh, discordant, usually metallic sound: He jangled the pots and pans.
  2. to cause to become irritated or upset: The loud noise of the motors jangled his nerves.
—n.
  1. a harsh or discordant sound.
  2. an argument, dispute, or quarrel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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