What is another word for jangling?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈaŋɡəlɪŋ] (IPA)

Jangling is a word used to describe a sharp, unpleasant sound that activates multiple senses. However, there are several synonyms that you can use instead of jangling, depending on the context. For instance, you could use the word clanging if you're referring to a loud, metallic noise, such as two pots hitting each other. Rattling is another excellent synonym that refers to a similar sound, but with a less sharp quality. Tinkling, chinking, and clinking can replace jangling when you're talking about the sound of small objects hitting each other, like coins in a pocket. These and more synonyms make it easy to express different sounds that are similar to the jangling sound.

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What are the hypernyms for Jangling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for jangling?

Jangling refers to a harsh, discordant noise or sound that can be grating on the ears. Some antonyms for jangling include melodious, harmonious, soothing, and pleasant. When something is melodious, it means that it produces a sweet, tuneful sound that is pleasing to the ear. A harmonious sound is one that is in agreement, creating a consistent and pleasing melody. Something that is soothing has a calming effect that can relieve stress and promote relaxation. Lastly, pleasant sounds evoke feelings of enjoyment, contentment, and satisfaction. These antonyms of jangling show that there are many alternative ways to describe sounds, especially those that are more pleasing to the senses.

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Usage examples for Jangling

Once grant the power to secede, once suffer the precedent to be established, and the greatest democracy the world had ever seen was bound to break up, not only into two, but ultimately into many petty republics, wrangling and jangling like those of Spanish America.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
The ice stretched in a considerable bed on either hand the ship and ahead of her; the water frothed freely over it, and there was a great jangling and flashing of broken pieces, but the hull was no longer heavily hit by them.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
At the grand table, of course, were the higher dignitaries, such as Father Maher, the Captain, Miss Busk, and Mrs. Clinch; but cockles were eaten, and punch discussed in various very odd quarters; bursts of joyous laughter, too, came from dark pantries, and sounds of merriment mingled with the jangling crash of kitchen utensils.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Jangling

  • Mexico is a nineteenth-century country arranged for gaslight. Once brought into the harsh light of the twentieth-century media, Mexico can only seem false. In its male, in its public, its city aspect, Mexico is an arch-tranvestite, a tragic buffoon. Dogs bark and babies cry when Mother Mexico walks abroad in the light of day. The policeman, the Marxist mayor — Mother Mexico doesn't even bother to shave her mustachios. Swords and rifles and spurs and bags of money chink and clatter beneath her skirts. A chain of martyred priests dangles from her waist, for she is an austere, pious lady. Ay, how much — clutching her jangling bosoms; spilling cigars — how much she has suffered.
    Richard Rodriguez
  • If the souls of lives were voiced in music, there are some that none but a great organ could express, others the clash of a full orchestra, a few to which nought but the refined and exquisite sadness of a violin could do justice. Many might be likened unto common pianos, jangling and out of tune, and some to the feeble piping of a penny whistle, and mine could be told with a couple of nails in a rusty tin-pot.
    Miles Franklin
  • There is a kind of laughter that sickens the soul. Laughter when it is out of control: when it screams and stamps its feet, and sets the bells jangling in the next town. Laughter in all its ignorance and cruelty. Laughter with the seed of Satan in it. It tramples upon shrines; the belly-roarer. It roars, it yells, it is delirious: and yet it is as cold as ice. It has no humour. It is naked noise and naked malice.
    Mervyn Peake
  • I say, thou mad March hare, I wonder how ye dare Open your jangling jaws To preach in any clause, Like prating popping daws, Against her excellence, Against her reverence, Against her pre-eminence, Against her magnificence, That never did offence.
    John Skelton
  • After this the Fiend came again with his heat and with his stench, and gave me much ado, the stench was so vile and so painful, and also dreadful and travailous. Also I heard a bodily jangling, as if it had been of two persons; and both, to my thinking, jangled at one time as if they had holden a parliament with a great busy-ness; and all was soft muttering, so that I understood nought that they said. And all this was to stir me to despair, as methought, — seeming to me as they mocked at praying of prayers which are said boisterously with mouth, failing devout attending and wise diligence: the which we owe to God in our prayers.
    Julian of Norwich

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