Adjective "jangling" definition and examples

(Jangling may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Make or cause to make a ringing metallic sound, typically a discordant one.
  1. with object 'Ryan stood on the terrace jangling his keys'
  2. 'The bells jangled and someone entered the diner.'
  3. 'A girl sitting in the first row raised her hand eagerly, the bangles looped around her wrist jangling loudly regardless of being concealed inside her student uniform.'
  4. 'We waited another minute, till finally we heard keys jangle and a masculine throat-clearing.'
  5. 'It's usually at least another hour before anyone nervously pushes open the door, setting the bell jangling.'
  6. 'Asaire shook his head, the bells on his hat jangling, although the sound was barely audible over the general din in the kitchens.'
  7. 'The bell jangled against the door as it opened and in walked a handsome boy, dark with black hair.'
  8. 'The warden gestured to the right hand door, jangling his keys in an effort to find the correct one.'
  9. 'Presently the bell at the door jangled as a group of customers left the café.'
  10. 'The sound of keys jangling caught her attention.'
  11. 'Their necks and chests were glinting in gold and their wrists jangled loudly with even more jewelry.'
  12. 'Some owls screech and scream their heads off, setting your teeth on edge and jangling your nerves.'
  13. 'But with the visitors frustrating their illustrious opponents and Milan's nerves jangling, the league leaders were awarded a dubious spot-kick four minutes from the end when Empoli goalkeeper Daniele Balli collided with Jon Dahl Tomasson.'
  14. 'The players know it is a prerequisite for holding down a regular place which is why nerves were probably jangling on Wednesday, with the occasion and the atmosphere providing so many ready distractions.'


A ringing metallic sound.
  1. 'It was soon interrupted by the harsh jangle of the telephone, which I let ring until Quinn shouted for me to pick it up.'
  2. 'Kestilas voice floated through to him through the wooden door, the brown haired boy standing and causing a creak in the floorboards and a jangle of springs as he climbed into bed.'
  3. 'A jangle of locks being unlocked sounded and then the gate jerked open.'

More definitions

1. to produce a harsh, discordant sound, as two comparatively small, thin, or hollow pieces of metal hitting together: The charms on her bracelet jangle as she moves.

2. to speak angrily; wrangle. verb (used with object), jangled, jangling.

3. to cause to make a harsh, discordant, usually metallic sound: He jangled the pots and pans.

4. to cause to become irritated or upset: The loud noise of the motors jangled his nerves. noun

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More examples(as adjective)

"nerves can be jangling."

"guitars can be jangling."

"wahses can be jangling."

"voices can be jangling."

"ubiquities can be jangling."

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(jangle)Middle English (in the sense ‘talk excessively or noisily, squabble’): from Old French jangler, of unknown origin.