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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun jangle has 1 sense

Verb jangle has 1 sense


janglev. i. [OE. janglen to quarrel, OF. jangler to rail, quarrel; of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. jangelen, janken, to whimper, chide, brawl, quarrel.].
  •  To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.  [1913 Webster]
    "Good wits will be jangling; but, gentles, agree."  [1913 Webster]
    "Prussian Trenck . . . jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner."  [1913 Webster]
janglev. t. 
     To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune, and harsh."  [1913 Webster]
janglen. [Cf. OF. jangle.].
  •  Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Discordant sound; wrangling.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The unmelodious ringing of multiple metallic objects striking together, such as a set of small bells.  [PJC]
    "The musical jangle of sleigh bells."  [1913 Webster]


jangle, v. & n.
1 intr. & tr. make, or cause (a bell etc.) to make, a harsh metallic sound.
2 tr. irritate (the nerves etc.) by discordant sound or speech etc.
--n. a harsh metallic sound.

ME f. OF jangler, of uncert. orig.



Babel, Bedlam let loose, Discordia, Eris, agree to disagree, babel, be at cross-purposes, be at variance, bedlam, belch, blare, blast, blat, bobbery, brawl, bray, break, break off, brouhaha, burr, buzz, cackle, cacophony, caw, change ringing, charivari, chime, chiming, chink, chirm, chirr, clamor, clang, clanging, clangor, clank, clanking, clap, clash, clashing, clatter, clink, collide, commotion, conflict, contention, contradict, counter, crash, craunch, croak, crump, crunch, differ, differ in opinion, din, ding, ding-a-ling, dingdong, dinging, dingle, disaccord, disaffinity, disagree, discord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissent, dissonance, dong, donging, donnybrook, drunken brawl, dustup, enmity, flap, fracas, free-for-all, friction, gong, grate, grind, groan, growl, grumble, harshness, hell broke loose, hit a clinker, hold opposite views, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inharmoniousness, inharmony, irritate, jangling, jar, jarring, jingle, jingle-jangle, jinglejangle, jingling, jostle, knell, knelling, loud noise, mere noise, mischief, mismatch, mismate, misunderstand one another, negate, noise, noise and shouting, noncooperation, not get along, object, open conflict, outcry, pandemonium, peal, peal ringing, pealing, pull different ways, racket, rasp, rattle, reverberation, rhubarb, ring, ring changes, ringing, roar, row, rub, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, scranch, scrape, scratch, scrunch, shindy, shivaree, snarl, snore, sound, sound a knell, strained relations, stridor, tension, thunder, thunderclap, ting, ting-a-ling, tingle, tingling, tink, tinkle, tinkling, tinnitus, tintamarre, tintinnabulate, toll, tolling, tumult, twang, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, unstring, untune, uproar, upset, vary




N discord, disagreement, discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance, jar, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, screw loose, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, odds, brouillerie, division, split, rupture, disruption, division in the camp, house divided against itself, disunion, breach, schism, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute, tiff, tracasserie, squabble, altercation, barney, demel_e, snarl, spat, towrow, words, high words, wrangling, jangle, brabble, cross questions and crooked answers, snip-snap, family jars, polemics, litigation, strife, warfare, outbreak, open rupture, declaration of war, broil, brawl, row, racket, hubbub, rixation, embroilment, embranglement, imbroglio, fracas, breach of the peace, piece of work, scrimmage, rumpus, breeze, squall, riot, disturbance, commotion, bear garden, Donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, subject of dispute, ground of quarrel, battle ground, disputed point, bone of contention, bone to pick, apple of discord, casus belli, question at issue, vexed question, vexata quaestio, brand of discord, troublous times, cat-and-dog life, contentiousness, enmity, hate, Kilkenny cats, disputant, strange bedfellows, discordant, disagreeing, out of tune, ajar, on bad terms, dissentient, unreconciled, unpacified, contentious, quarrelsome, unpacific, gladiatorial, controversial, polemic, disputatious, factious, litigious, litigant, pettifogging, at odds, at loggerheads, at daggers drawn, at variance, at issue, at cross purposes, at sixes and sevens, at feud, at high words, up in arms, together by the ears, in hot water, embroiled, torn, disunited, quot homines tot sententiae, no love lost between them, non nostrum tantas componere lites, Mars gravior sub pace latet, discord, discordance, dissonance, cacophony, want of harmony, caterwauling, harshness, Babel, Dutch concert, cat's concert, marrowbones and cleavers, discordant, dissonant, absonant, out of tune, tuneless, unmusical, untunable, unmelodious, immelodious, unharmonious, inharmonious, singsong, cacophonous, harsh, jarring.

VB be discordant, disagree, come amiss, clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another, live like cat and dog, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, have a crow to pluck with, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, controvert, squabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag, spar, have words, with, fall foul of, split, break with, break squares with, part company with, declare war, try conclusions, join issue, put in issue, pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on, sow dissension, stir up dissension, embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach, set at odds, set together by the ears, set against, pit against, get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl, kick up a row, kick up a dust, turn the house out of window, be discordant, jar.


VB creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, clank, clink, scream, yelp, buzz, set the teeth on edge, corcher les oreilles, pierce the ears, split the ears, split the head, offend the ear, grate upon the ear, jar upon the ear.

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