Jangle Jan"gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jangling}.] [OE. janglen to quarrel, OF. jangler to rail, quarrel; of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. jangelen, janken, to whimper, chide, brawl, quarrel.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune. [1913 Webster]

2. To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip. ``Thou janglest as a jay.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle. [1913 Webster]

Good wits will be jangling; but, gentles, agree. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Prussian Trenck . . . jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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