jingle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(onomatopoeia); compare jangle.

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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. A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something.
    • 2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”:
      The best of friends become the worst of enemies when Barney makes a hilarious attack ad where he viciously pummels a cardboard cut-out of Homer before special guest star Linda Ronstadt joins the fun to both continue the attack on the helpless Homer stand-in and croon a slanderously accurate, insanely catchy jingle about how “Mr. Plow is a loser/And I think he is a boozer.”
  3. A carriage drawn by horses.

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jingle (third-person singular simple present jingles, present participle jingling, simple past and past participle jingled)

  1. To make a noise of metal or glass clattering against itself.
    The beads jingled as she walked.
  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.
    • Macaulay
      Jingling street ballads.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English jingle.

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Noun[edit]

jingle m (plural jingles)

  1. jingle (tune)
    C'est l'heure d'envoyer le jingle.

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