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Jangle (verb active)

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To Jángle v.a. To make to sound untuneable.

Now see that noble and that sovereign reason,
Like sweet bells jangled out of tune and harsh.
Shak. Haml.

'Ere Gothick forms were known in Greece,
And in our verse 'ere monkish rhimes
Had jangl'd their fantastick chimes.
Prior.

Sources: Shakespeare's Hamlet (60) · Prior, Matthew (162)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Jangle (verb active)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3629.


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