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.]

1.

To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.

2.

To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.

"Thou janglest as a jay."

Chaucer.

3.

To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.

Good wits will be jangling; but, gentles, agree. Shak.

Prussian Trenck . . . jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner. Carlyle.

 

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Jan"gle, v. t.

To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.

Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune, and harsh. Shak.

 

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Jan"gle, n. [Cf. OF.jangle.]

1.

Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.

Chaucer.

2.

Discordant sound; wrangling.

The musical jangle of sleigh bells. Longfellow.

 

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