jingle

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 /ˈdʒɪŋgl/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
jin•gle /ˈdʒɪŋgəl/USA pronunciation v., -gled, -gling,n. 

v. 
  • to (cause to) make clinking or tinkling sounds, like the sounds from a small bell: [no object]The coins jingled in her purse.[+ object]He jingled the coins in his pocket.

  • n. [countable]
  • a tinkling or clinking sound:the jingle of house keys.
  • a group of words or a short song with catchy sounds, usually of a light or humorous character, used for advertising.
  • jin•gly, adj., -gli•er, -gli•est.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    jingle /ˈdʒɪŋɡəl/ vb
    1. to ring or cause to ring lightly and repeatedly
    2. (intransitive) to sound in a manner suggestive of jingling: a jingling verse
    n
    1. a sound of metal jingling
    2. a catchy and rhythmic verse, song, etc, esp one used in advertising
    Etymology: 16th Century: probably of imitative origin; compare Dutch jengelen

    ˈjingly adj



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