jan·gle / ˈjanggəl/ • v. make or cause to make a ringing metallic sound, typically a discordant one: [intr.] a bell jangled loudly | [tr.] Ryan stood on the terrace jangling his keys. ∎ [tr.] (with reference to nerves) set on edge: a thirty-eight point game that jangled the nerves. • n. [in sing.] a ringing metallic sound: the jangle of a telephone. DERIVATIVES: jan·gly adj. ORIGIN: Middle English (in the sense ‘talk excessively or noisily, squabble’): from Old French jangler, of unknown origin.
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