jargle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Swedish jerga ‎(to repeat angrily, to brawl), Icelandic jarg ‎(tedious iteration), French jargonner ‎(to talk jargon). See jargon.

Verb[edit]

jargle ‎(third-person singular simple present jargles, present participle jargling, simple past and past participle jargled)

  1. (obsolete) To emit a harsh or discordant sound.
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      Thy mother could thee for thy cradle set / Her husband's rusty iron corselet; / Whose jargling sound might rock her babe to rest, / That never plain'd of his uneasy nest.