jangle

Part of speech: noun

Discordant sound; wrangling.

Part of speech: verb

To make harsh, broken sounds; wrangle; bicker.

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Usage examples "jangle":

  1. With his heart in his mouth he parted the curtains with both hands, startled by the sharp jangle of metal rings on a rod. - "King--of the Khyber Rifles", Talbot Mundy.
  2. The hope of the end as bringing fresh enjoyment has something to do with it, no doubt; the accompaniments of the motion, the change of scene, the mystery that lies beyond the next hill or the next turn in the road, the breath of the summer wind, the scent of the pine- trees especially, and of all the earth, the tinkling jangle of the harness as you pass the trees on the roadside, the life of the horses, the glitter and the shadow, the cottages and the roses and the rosy faces, the scent of burning wood or peat from the chimneys, these and a thousand other things combine to make such a journey delightful. - "The Seaboard Parish Volume 1", George MacDonald.
  3. But again for Minnie herself the sadder admonition is sharp, and I find I know not what lonely pluck in her relapses shaken off as with the jangle of silver bells, her expert little efforts to live them down, Newport and other matters aiding and the general preoccupied good will all vainly at her service. - "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.