Jingle Jin"gle, n. 1. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal. [1913 Webster]

2. That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle. [1913 Webster]

If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles, but use them justly. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, a rhyming verse of no poetical merit. `` The least jingle of verse.'' --Guardian.

Note: The verses used in commercial advertisements are often called jingles, especially when sung. [1913 Webster]

{Jingle shell}. See {Gold shell} (b), under {Gold}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • jingle — [ dʒingɶl ] n. m. • 1967; mot angl. « son de cloche » ♦ Anglic. Motif sonore court employé pour introduire ou accompagner une émission (⇒ indicatif) ou un slogan publicitaire. Des jingles. Recomm. offic. sonal. ● jingle nom masculin (anglais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jingle — jin‧gle [ˈdʒɪŋgl] noun [countable] MARKETING a short song or tune used in advertisements: • He earned a living writing advertising jingles. * * * jingle UK US /ˈdʒɪŋgl/ noun [C] (also commercial jingle) MARKETING …   Financial and business terms

  • Jingle — имеет значения: Джингл  музыкальный элемент, основанный на вокале. Jingle (протокол)  расширение протокола XMPP используемое в программе Google Talk. Jingle Bells  популярная рождественская песня, также известная как «One Horse… …   Википедия

  • Jingle — Jin gle, v. i. [OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle. [Written also {gingle}.] [1913 Webster] 2. To rhyme …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jingle — ► NOUN 1) a light, loose ringing sound such as that made by metal objects being shaken together. 2) a short easily remembered slogan, verse, or tune. ► VERB ▪ make or cause to make a jingle. DERIVATIVES jingler noun jingly adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • jingle — [jiŋ′gəl] vi. jingled, jingling [ME gingelen, prob. echoic] 1. to make a succession of light, ringing sounds, as small bells or bits of metal striking together; tinkle 2. to have obvious, easy rhythm, simple repetitions of sound, etc., as some… …   English World dictionary

  • Jingle — Jin gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jingling}.] To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle. [1913 Webster] The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew. Pope. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jingle — (v.) late 14c., gingeln, of imitative origin (Cf. Du. jengelen, Ger. klingeln). Related: Jingled; jingling. As a noun, 1590s, from the verb. Meaning song in an advertisement first attested 1930, from earlier sense of catchy array of words in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jingle — |djinguel| s. m. Breve tema musical destinado a introduzir ou a acompanhar uma emissão ou uma mensagem publicitária.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • jingle — /dʒinɡəl, ingl. dʒɪŋɡ(J)l/ [vc. ingl., propr. «tintinnio, scampanellio», di orig. onomatopeica] s. m. inv. (in pubblicità) sigla, stacchetto …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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