—v.i. 1. to make clinking or tinkling sounds, as do coins, keys, or other light, resonant metal objects when coming into contact or being struck together repeatedly: The keys on his belt jingled as he walked. 2. to move or proceed with such sounds: The sleigh, decorated with bells, jingled along the snowy road. 3. to sound in a light, repetitious manner suggestive of this, as verse, a sequence of words, or piece of music.
4. to make rhymes.
—v.t. to cause to jingle: He jingled the coins in his pocket.
—n. 1. a tinkling or clinking sound, as of small bells or of small pieces of resonant metal repeatedly struck one against another.
2. something that makes such a sound, as a small bell or a metal pendant.
3. a catchy succession of like or repetitious sounds, as in music or verse.
4. a piece of verse or a short song having such a catchy succession of sounds, usually of a light or humorous character: an advertising jingle. 5. Irish Eng. and Australian.a loosely sprung, two-wheeled, roofed carriage, usually used as a hackney coach.