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1in singular A light ringing sound such as that made by metal objects being shaken together.
clink, chink, tinkle, jangle, rattletinkle, ring, ding, ping, ting-a-ling, chimeView synonyms
- ‘She pushed past him and the bell gave a light jingle once more.’
- ‘It reduces them to the level of a jingle, a word that describes the sound of change in your pocket, which is what your songs become.’
- ‘All this happened at a time when other High Street retailers have been listening to the satisfying jingles of ringing cash registers.’
- ‘The jingle of her anklets was matched by the jingle of her laughter.’
- ‘Then he realized it was the jingle of harness as Hoss and Joe pulled back into the yard.’
- ‘Janet immediately shot up when she heard the jingle of keys just outside the entrance.’
- ‘The sound of horses stopping and the jingle of the reigns is all she hears.’
- ‘His index finger looped through a chain of car keys and he shook it with a jingle over his shoulder.’
- ‘Suddenly he heard the slight jingle of keys in the hallway, followed by footsteps.’
- ‘There is an occasional cough, the shuffle of a footstep, the jingle of some coins, and the rattle of newspapers.’
- ‘Leaning back slightly, he felt the porcelain gun on the inside of his coat, rubbing against his side, and the light jingle of a jar of pills.’
- ‘Spasms of alto sax meet the outer edge of the record, accompanied by the jingle of a music box and the rattle of metal shards dropping to the floor.’
- ‘He opened the glass door to leave, which resulted in a familiar jingle, breaking the persistent silence.’
- ‘Abruptly, Adrian heard the sound of a jingle coming from outside his apartment door.’
- ‘I could hear a jingle of keys and the bar doors opening.’
- ‘Drake took a tight grip of the man's shoulders, but couldn't stop him from falling onto his side and rolling over onto his back with a metal jingle.’
- ‘She found her keys, their familiar jingle rattling her.’
- ‘There came a teasing jingle sound and the youth smiled eagerly.’
- ‘After a moment, I heard his footsteps fade into a jingle of keys and a hacking cough.’
- ‘The rhythmic beating of hooves, and jingle of the harness fell into sync with the serenade of the forest.’
2A short slogan, verse, or tune designed to be easily remembered, especially as used in advertising.
slogan, catchline, catchphraseView synonyms
- ‘An appropriate gift for the people of Taiwan, a ‘gift that goes on giving’ as the advertising jingle says, would be a true bill of rights.’
- ‘Ronnie, the bass player, has made a fortune writing advertising jingles.’
- ‘But that doesn't make such a catchy jingle, does it, Bob?’
- ‘His newscasts are announced by a familiar jingle, and the newsroom is a white antiseptic box.’
- ‘In their mouths it sounds like an ad jingle.’
- ‘They drive SUVs and talk in advertising jingles.’
- ‘After thousands of ad jingles, her voice became known enough to get chances of TV serials.’
- ‘Michael, it turns out, works freelance, as a composer of radio jingles.’
- ‘We sing jingles, eat media recommended food and rely on the media to communicate with our dear ones.’
- ‘Nowadays on every street corner you cannot escape the irritating jingle of the dreaded ringtone!’
- ‘I want a link for the Mr. Machine TV commercial jingle.’
- ‘You can read about the escapade, with annoying advertising jingle here.’
- ‘But I wasn't surprised that the insistent commercial jingles of her childhood remained embedded in her brain.’
- ‘Luckily, the peddlers of this dangerous message haven't come up with a catchy jingle.’
- ‘Evil Gazebo could write jingles for products that haven't been marketed yet.’
- ‘He went on to a varied career which included writing jingles and having some success acting.’
- ‘If you remember this radio jingle, well, you're cool.’
- ‘When the neighborhood children learned of this, they began to make fun of him by singing jingles.’
- ‘Laurie undergoes a series of trials, trying to find some backbone against his phobias, while singing TV jingles.’
- ‘We can sing the jingles of our favorite brands.’
3A bivalve mollusk with a fragile, slightly translucent shell, the lower valve of which has a hole through which pass byssus threads for anchorage.
- ‘Where space permits, oysters and jingle shells sometimes anchor themselves to the horseshoe crab.’
1Make or cause to make a light metallic ringing sound.no object ‘her bracelets were jingling’with object ‘he jingled the coins in his pocket’
clink, chink, tinkle, jangle, rattle, clanktinkle, ring, ding, ping, go ting-a-ling, chimeView synonyms
- ‘As the bell on the door jingled, Muller looked up from the counter.’
- ‘Gold jewelry jingled softly around her neck and wrists.’
- ‘Hearing her earrings jingling, I easily pictured her nodding like a lapdog.’
- ‘Her ankle bracelets jingle as she paces the Persian carpet.’
- ‘They jingled loudly as she raised them, proceeding to unlock the cell.’
- ‘They walked down to the car that way, Aaron's keys jingling in his pocket.’
- ‘The group of sleigh bells hung above the door jingled merrily as Wendy and Samantha entered the general store.’
- ‘I felt the coins jingling in my pockets.’
- ‘She flexed her left wrist at Cath, and more bracelets jingled against her black athletic watch.’
- ‘Coins jingled into the dust followed by jewelry, daggers, and knives.’
- ‘Coins jingled freely in his pocket as he strolled toward the man and his cart.’
- ‘She had run out the door with my keys jingling in her hands.’
- ‘He sat back in the driver's seat and played with the keys, which jingled lightly.’
- ‘Her looped earrings jingled lightly as she shook her head every so often.’
- ‘The door jingled merrily as Maria pushed it open.’
- ‘Candace walked silently beside us, earrings jingling with each step.’
- ‘Male dancers stomp and leap while waving pieces of cloth and jingling bells.’
- ‘The explosives jingled loudly in the night air and the soldier turned in surprise.’
- ‘Sophia started to tug the Guard's navy dress coat, lightly jingling the badges on her left breast pocket.’
- ‘Eva stood, flinging her arms up in the air, her bracelets jingling like tiny silver bells.’
- 1.1no object (of writing) be full of alliteration or rhymes.
Late Middle English: imitative.
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