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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: jangler

jangle

verb
     
jan‧gle [intransitive and transitive]
1 if metal objects jangle, or if you jangle them, they make a sound when they hit each other:
Her bracelets jangled on her wrist.
Dev jangled his car keys.
2 if your nerves jangle, or if something jangles your nerves, you feel nervous or upset:
The harsh sound jangled his nerves.
jangle noun [singular]

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