1. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.

2. That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle. "If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles,but use them justly." (Bacon)

3. A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself." The least jingle of verse." Jingle shell. See Gold shell, under Gold.

(01 Mar 1998)

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