Definition of jangle :
1. Discordant sound; wrangling.
2. Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
3. To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
4. To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
5. To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
6. To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
- As they walked they sent those quivers and thrills over their thin coats which horses can give at will; they moved their heads up and down, slowly and easily, and made their bells jangle noisily together; the bursts of sound evoked by their firm and nervous pace died back in showers and falling drops of music. - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
- Those voices out there that rose in a jangle of ribald mirth were the same voices that, hushed in deadlier menace, had whispered that grim slogan, " Death to the Gray Seal!" - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
- There came a r- r- r- r- r- r of fans and wheels, followed by a shower of dust; slowly one great cylinder began to revolve; wires and ropes reaching into the gloom above began to twitch convulsively; faintly came the jangle of far- off bells. - "The Best Psychic Stories", Various.