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1[in 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
- ‘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.’
- ‘The jingle of her anklets was matched by the jingle of her laughter.’
- ‘All this happened at a time when other High Street retailers have been listening to the satisfying jingles of ringing cash registers.’
- ‘She found her keys, their familiar jingle rattling her.’
- ‘His index finger looped through a chain of car keys and he shook it with a jingle over his shoulder.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Abruptly, Adrian heard the sound of a jingle coming from outside his apartment door.’
- ‘There came a teasing jingle sound and the youth smiled eagerly.’
- ‘The rhythmic beating of hooves, and jingle of the harness fell into sync with the serenade of the forest.’
- ‘Then he realized it was the jingle of harness as Hoss and Joe pulled back into the yard.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He opened the glass door to leave, which resulted in a familiar jingle, breaking the persistent silence.’
- ‘After a moment, I heard his footsteps fade into a jingle of keys and a hacking cough.’
- ‘She pushed past him and the bell gave a light jingle once more.’
- ‘I could hear a jingle of keys and the bar doors opening.’
- ‘Janet immediately shot up when she heard the jingle of keys just outside the entrance.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The sound of horses stopping and the jingle of the reigns is all she hears.’
2A short slogan, verse, or tune designed to be easily remembered, especially as used in advertising.
slogan, catchline, catchphraseView synonyms
- ‘Michael, it turns out, works freelance, as a composer of radio jingles.’
- ‘After thousands of ad jingles, her voice became known enough to get chances of TV serials.’
- ‘Laurie undergoes a series of trials, trying to find some backbone against his phobias, while singing TV jingles.’
- ‘If you remember this radio jingle, well, you're cool.’
- ‘Ronnie, the bass player, has made a fortune writing advertising jingles.’
- ‘Evil Gazebo could write jingles for products that haven't been marketed yet.’
- ‘When the neighborhood children learned of this, they began to make fun of him by singing jingles.’
- ‘In their mouths it sounds like an ad jingle.’
- ‘We can sing the jingles of our favorite brands.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Nowadays on every street corner you cannot escape the irritating jingle of the dreaded ringtone!’
- ‘But I wasn't surprised that the insistent commercial jingles of her childhood remained embedded in her brain.’
- ‘His newscasts are announced by a familiar jingle, and the newsroom is a white antiseptic box.’
- ‘We sing jingles, eat media recommended food and rely on the media to communicate with our dear ones.’
- ‘You can read about the escapade, with annoying advertising jingle here.’
- ‘They drive SUVs and talk in advertising jingles.’
- ‘I want a link for the Mr. Machine TV commercial jingle.’
- ‘Luckily, the peddlers of this dangerous message haven't come up with a catchy jingle.’
- ‘He went on to a varied career which included writing jingles and having some success acting.’
- ‘But that doesn't make such a catchy jingle, does it, Bob?’
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
- ‘Hearing her earrings jingling, I easily pictured her nodding like a lapdog.’
- ‘The group of sleigh bells hung above the door jingled merrily as Wendy and Samantha entered the general store.’
- ‘He sat back in the driver's seat and played with the keys, which jingled lightly.’
- ‘Male dancers stomp and leap while waving pieces of cloth and jingling bells.’
- ‘They jingled loudly as she raised them, proceeding to unlock the cell.’
- ‘Eva stood, flinging her arms up in the air, her bracelets jingling like tiny silver bells.’
- ‘As the bell on the door jingled, Muller looked up from the counter.’
- ‘I felt the coins jingling in my pockets.’
- ‘The door jingled merrily as Maria pushed it open.’
- ‘Coins jingled into the dust followed by jewelry, daggers, and knives.’
- ‘Her ankle bracelets jingle as she paces the Persian carpet.’
- ‘Her looped earrings jingled lightly as she shook her head every so often.’
- ‘She flexed her left wrist at Cath, and more bracelets jingled against her black athletic watch.’
- ‘Coins jingled freely in his pocket as he strolled toward the man and his cart.’
- ‘Sophia started to tug the Guard's navy dress coat, lightly jingling the badges on her left breast pocket.’
- ‘Candace walked silently beside us, earrings jingling with each step.’
- ‘The explosives jingled loudly in the night air and the soldier turned in surprise.’
- ‘They walked down to the car that way, Aaron's keys jingling in his pocket.’
- ‘Gold jewelry jingled softly around her neck and wrists.’
- ‘She had run out the door with my keys jingling in her hands.’
- 1.1[no object] (of writing) be full of alliteration or rhymes.
Late Middle English: imitative.
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