- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to make an unpleasant sound, like two pieces of metal hitting each other; to make something do this The bell jangled loudly. jangle something He jangled the keys in his pocket.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] jangle (something) if your nerves jangle, or if someone or something jangles them, you feel anxious or upset She was suddenly wide awake, her nerves jangling.
NAmE//ˈdʒæŋɡl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jangle
he / she / it jangles
past simple jangled
-ing form jangling