, n. 1. A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
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2. That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.
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If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles, but use them justly.
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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.
The verses used in commercial advertisements are often called jingles, especially when sung.
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Jingle shell. See Gold shell (b), under Gold.
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