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Jingle


JIN'GLE, verb intransitive

1. To make a sharp clattering sound; to ring as a little bell, or as small pieces of sonorous metal; as gingling halfpence.

2. To utter affected or chiming sounds in periods or cadence.

GIN'GLE, verb transitive To shake so as to make clattering sounds in quick succession; to ring, as a little bell, or as small coins.

The bells she gingled, and the whistle blew.

GIN'GLE, noun A shrill clattering sound, or a succession of sharp sounds, as those made by a little bell or by small coins.

1. Affection in the sounds of periods in reading or speaking, or rather chiming sounds.