• IPA: /ˈdʒɪŋɡəl/

jingle (plural jingles)

  1. The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself.
    He heard the jingle of her keys in the door and turned off the screen.
  2. (music) A small piece of metal attached to a musical instrument, such as a tambourine, so as to make a jangling sound when the instrument is played.
    Her tambourine didn't come with any jingles attached.
  3. (advertising) A memorable short song, or in some cases a snippet of a popular song with its lyrics modified, used for the purposes of advertising a product or service in a TV or radio commercial.
    That used-car dealership's jingle has been stuck in my head since we heard that song.
  4. A carriage drawn by horses.
  5. (slang) A brief phone call; a ring.
    Give me a jingle when you find out something.
  6. A jingle shell.
  7. (slang, uncountable) Coin money.
    • 2004, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, "P.E.T.A." (season 2, episode 1)
      If all you folks who donate your hard-earned jingle to PETA aren't convinced of your ill-advised ways yet, you should probably check this out.
  • Russian: звон
  • Portuguese: jingle

jingle (jingles, present participle jingling; past jingled, past participle jingled)

  1. To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
    The beads jingled as she walked.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter IV:
      He heard then a warm heavy sigh, softer, as she turned over and the loose brass quoits of the bedstead jingled. Must get those settled really.
  2. To cause to make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
    She jingled the beads as she walked.
  3. (dated) To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 15, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  • Russian: бренча́ть
  • Russian: звя́кать
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