jingling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jingling having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells "jingling sleigh bells"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The famous Christmas song "Jingle Bells" was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857 by James Pierpont. At the time, the song was called "The One-Horse Open Sleigh."
    • n Jingling The act or process of producing a jingle; also, the sound itself; a chink. "The jingling of the guinea."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's first singing commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal. The four male singers, eventually known as the Wheaties Quartet, sang the jingle.
    • n jingling A continued ringing; a lively noise of bells, or the like clinking.
    • n jingling A game in which the players are blindfolded and try to catch one, called the ‘jingler,’ who is not blindfolded and who jingles a bell to attract their attention and, if skilful, to divert it. Also called jingling-match.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Jingling a game in which blindfolded players within a ring try to catch a player with a bell tied to him
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Quotations

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “The jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.

Usage

In literature:

Premium seemed to dwell upon the jingling of my spurs (for I am adjutant) as upon exquisite music.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
The window was open at the top, and he had distinctly heard the jingling of a hansom bell.
"The Avenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The startled horses galloped by, amid the people's yells; The town to its foundation shook with the jingle of their bells.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
There was a heavy step on the uncarpeted floor, the jingle of spurs, and a startled exclamation from the girl.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
Did you hear it jingle?
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick
Her own wild words; a jingle of spurs.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
A new jingle of dance comes with a redoubled pace of bits of the march.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
At that moment the dim figure of California John jingled by.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
There came a sudden clatter without, the tramp of heavy feet, the jingle of spurs.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
His chief's hand was steady, but the two glasses jingled together until, with a smile, Amory dropped his arm.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
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In poetry:

The merry shouts of busy men
Sound, as they dig the snow;
And, when the way is clear, the bells
With joyful jingle, go.
"A Snow Storm" by Thomas Frederick Young
I would have thrown me 'neath her feet,
And told her all my dole and pain,
There while her rein was jingling sweet
O'er all the plain.
"“The Fairy Rade”" by Madison Julius Cawein
He puts him there in foremost rank,
You wonder at his cap of hair:
You hear his sabre's cursed clank,
His spurs are jingling everywhere.
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray
He sang of love when earth was young,
And Love, itself, was in his lays.
But, ah, the world, it turned to praise
A jingle in a broken tongue.
"The Poet" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Do you want the jingle of rhythm and rhyme?
Art's sweet but meaningless notes?
Or the music of thought, that, like the chime
Of a grand cathedral, floats
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
An' aye as the shillin's play'd slip aff his loof,
An' jingled into the lave,
He scartit his heid, an' he hotch'd an' lauch'd
Till he scarce could weel behave.
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Theo Wargo, Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012.
Justin Bieber Didn't Disappoint Jingle Ball Crowd .
Some of the hottest acts in music including superstar Justin Bieber helped usher in the Christmas spirit at 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball concert Sunday night.
Last night was Raleigh's biggest holiday celebration, The Jingle Ball.
Didn't Make It To Jingle Ball.
Drivers needing to top off their tanks in New Braunfels got an early Christmas present and little more jingle in their pockets.
Justin Bieber Didn't Disappoint Jingle Ball Crowd.
Jingle Buck & Holly Doe Fun Run 5k preview.
Afterwards, children ring in the holiday, too, with the Jingle Bell Ball.
WXPN's Holiday Music Programming Includes Eclectic New Holiday Music Stream Jingle Jams.
Wisconsin's new tourism jingle may have hit a bad note.
"Gangnam Style" star Psy performs onstage during Hot 99.5Õs Jingle Ball 2012.
The weather was perfect for the 22nd annual "Jingle Bell Run".
Rick Ross, Ne-Yo, 2 Chainz At Jingle Jam .
A total of 75 runners participated in the Jingle Bell Jog on Saturday, Dec 8.
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