Jingle shell
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 shell — 1. any of several marine, bivalve mollusks of the genus Anomia, having a thin, pearly shell with a conspicuous hole or notch near the hinge of the lower valve. 2. the shell itself. * * * ▪ bivalve also called  saddle oyster        any of several… …   Universalium

  • jingle shell — noun : a mollusk of the genus Anomia or sometimes of the family Anomiidae having thin flat translucent shell valves that produce noise when dried and shaken together * * * 1. any of several marine, bivalve mollusks of the genus Anomia, having a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle shell — noun : jingle shell * * * saddle shell, 1. a shell suggesting a saddle in shape, as that of a bivalve mollusk of East Indian seas. 2. a mollusk with such a shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • gold shell — noun : a jingle shell (especially Anomia simplex) of the Atlantic coast of No. America with a shell sulphur yellow to coppery red or sometimes silver gray or black …   Useful english dictionary

  • clink shell — noun Etymology: clink (I) : jingle shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • jingleshell — jingle shell n. The thin, translucent, rounded, yellowish or grayish shell of any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Anomia. * * * …   Universalium

  • Anomiidae — Taxobox name = Anomiidae image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Ostreoida subordo = superfamilia = familia = Anomiidae familia authority = Rafinesque, 1815 subdivision ranks = Genera and species… …   Wikipedia

  • bivalve — bivalvular /buy val vyeuh leuhr/, adj. /buy valv /, n. 1. Also called lamellibranch. Zool. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

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