jin·gle / ˈjinggəl/ • n. 1. [in sing.] a light ringing sound such as that made by metal objects being shaken together. 2. a short slogan, verse, or tune designed to be easily remembered, esp. as used in advertising. 3. (also jingle shell) a bivalve mollusk of the family Anomidae, with a fragile, slightly translucent shell, the lower valve of which has a hole through which pass byssus threads for anchorage.• v. make or cause to make a light metallic ringing sound.DERIVATIVES: jin·gler n.jin·gly / ˈjingg(ə)lē/ adj.