jingle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdʒɪŋɡəl/
Noun

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.
Translations
  • Russian: звон
Translations
  • Portuguese: jingle
Verb

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 ↗:
Translations
  • Russian: бренча́ть
Translations
  • Russian: звя́кать
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