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jan•gle



Pronunciation: ( jang'gul), [key]
v., -gled, -gling,
n.


v.i.
1. to produce a harsh, discordant sound, as two comparatively small, thin, or hollow pieces of metal hitting together: The charms on her bracelet jangle as she moves.
2. to speak angrily; wrangle.

v.t.
1. to cause to make a harsh, discordant, usually metallic sound: He jangled the pots and pans.
2. to cause to become irritated or upset: The loud noise of the motors jangled his nerves.

n.
1. a harsh or discordant sound.
2. an argument, dispute, or quarrel.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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