jangling jangling

Definition(s):

  • (adj) like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together

Usage(s):

  1. The latest twist in childbirth prep involves jangling sequins and hip-shaking Middle Eastern music.
  2. Riding together in a jangling construction elevator, it takes us 3 min.
  3. As the lab Merlin who was first to create the magical cells in a Petri dish, Thomson knew his telephone would be jangling after the President's pronouncement.

News

  1. Why Yohan Cabaye Should Stay at Newcastle United

    Newcastle fans have been singing “Don’t sell Cabaye, Yohan Cabaye” all season long. Last summer, Tottenham Hotspur ’s reported interest set nerves jangling on Tyneside as the Londoners looked to replace Madrid-bound Luka Modric. Fast-forward 10 months and the terrace chant has taken on greater significance in the face of fresh speculation that the Frenchman could be on his way out of St. James ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Review: 'His Girl Friday' still a crackling good story

    Clattering typewriters, jangling telephones and a haze of cigarette smoke, once journalism's inalienable backdrop, can no longer be found in any newsroom on Earth. But those who crave a glimpse into the era when a word-slinger’s scoop could tear up Page One can find it at "His Girl Friday" at La Jolla Playhouse.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. Speaking to BBC 6Music bassist Alex James told them about rehearsals saying: "Damon will be jangling along with some chords and I'll start banging along and you'll [Graham] will join. Our musical cup overflow-eth at the moment. It's all good."
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Alex James Source: MTV UK

  2. ...January 1986, the first year the nation observed the holiday honoring the civil rights leaders, President Reagan told members of the Congress of Racial Equality that King often spoke of a faith that would "be able to transform the jangling...
    on Jan 17, 2005 By: Martin Luther King Source: Press-Enterprise

  3. In a statement, Tyler said the book, which will cover his childhood in the Bronx, his music career and his romantic life, will include "all the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex and drugs, transcendence and chemical dependence...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Steven Tyler Source: andPOP

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