from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a harsh metallic sound: The spurs jangled noisily.
- transitive v. To cause to make a harsh discordant sound.
- transitive v. To have an irritating effect on: The racket from the street jangled my nerves.
- n. A harsh metallic sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a metallic sound.
- v. To cause something to make a metallic sound.
- v. To irritate something.
- n. A metallic sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
- intransitive v. To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
- intransitive v. To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
- transitive v. To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
- n. Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
- n. Discordant sound; wrangling.
- n. The unmelodious ringing of multiple metallic objects striking together, such as a set of small bells.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To talk much or loudly; chatter; babble; jabber.
- To quarrel; altercate; bicker; wrangle; grumble.
- To sound discordant or harsh; make harsh discord.
- To gossip; contend; tell.
- To cause to sound harsh or inharmonious; cause to emit discordant sounds.
- To utter in a discordant or inharmonious manner.
- n. Idle talk; chatter; babble.
- n. Altercation; wrangle; quarrel.
- n. Discordant sound.
- n. A seaweed, Laminaria digitata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metallic sound
- v. make a sound typical of metallic objects
Middle English janglen, to chatter, from Old French jangler, probably of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
(onomatopoeia); compare jingle. (Wiktionary)