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jingle (poetry)

Definition:

a comic verse of irregular measure

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

jingles

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

gingeln, of imitative origin (compare Dutch jengelen, German klingeln). Meaning...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of jingle...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Doggerel

a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value. The word probably derived from dog, suggesting either ugliness, puppyish clumsiness, or unpalatability. "Doggerel" is attested to have been used as an adjective since the fourteenth... (36 of 1442 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Doggerel

Collins Dictionary:

doggerel | dogrel | nonsense [synonym, sense-specific] | drivel [synonym, sense-specific]

comic verse, usually irregular in measure | [modifier] | nonsense; drivel (9 of 452 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/doggerel

Britannica Encyclopedia:

doggerel [literature]

a low, or trivial, form of verse, loosely constructed and often irregular, but effective because of its simple mnemonic rhyme and loping metre. It ... (24 of 214 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/167949​/doggerel

Oxford Dictionary:

doggerel

comic verse composed in irregular rhythm | verse or words that are badly written or expressed (15 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/doggerel

Wiktionary:

doggerel | doggerels [plural] | doggrel [sense-specific]

[poetic] Of a crude or irregular construction. (Originally applied to humorous verse, but now to verse lacking artistry or meaning.) | [poetic] a comic or humorous verse, usually irregular in measure | A doggerel poem or verse. (35 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/doggerel

New World Dictionary:

doggerel | doggrel [sense-specific]

trivial, awkward, often comic verse characterized by a monotonous rhythm | any trivial or bad poetry | designating or of such verse (20 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doggerel

Merriam-Webster:

doggerel [entry 1, adjective]

loosely styled and irregular in measure especially for burlesque or comic effect ; also, marked by triviality or inferiority (19 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/doggerel

doggerel [entry 2, noun]

doggerel verse (2 of 26 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

doggerel [uncountable]

bad poetry, or poetry that is intended to be funny rather than serious (13 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/doggerel

American Heritage Dictionary:

doggerel

Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature. (12 of 35 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doggerel

Random House Dictionary:

doggerel | doggrel [sense-specific]

(of verse) ; comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure. ; rude; crude; poor. | doggerel verse. (19 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/doggerel

Cambridge Dictionary:

doggerel

poetry that is silly or badly written (7 of 12 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/doggerel

Columbia Encyclopedia:

rhyme | rime | assonance

the most prominent of the literary artifices used in versification. Although it was used in ancient East Asian poetry, rhyme was practically unknown ... (23 of 486 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

doggerel | doggrel

poetry that does not scan well and is often not intended to be taken seriously | something that is badly written or makes no sense at all (26 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605760​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

jingle

First use: late 14th century

Origin: gingeln, of imitative origin (compare Dutch jengelen, German klingeln). Meaning "song in an advertisement" first attested 1930, ... (20 of 33 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=jingle

Collins Dictionary:

jingle

First use: 16th century

Origin: probably of imitative origin; compare Dutch jengelen

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jingle

American Heritage Dictionary:

jingle | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle] | jingles [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English ginglen, of imitative origin.

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New World Dictionary:

jingle | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English gingelen, probably echoic

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Oxford Dictionary:

jingle | jingle shell

Origin: late Middle English: imitative

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Wiktionary:

jingle | jingles [plural] | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle]

Origin: (onomatopoeia); compare jangle.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jingle

onomatopoeia

Origin: Ancient Greek ὀνοματοποιία (onomatopoiia, "the coining of a word in imitation of a sound"), from ὀνοματοποιέω (onomatopoieo, "to coin names"), from ὄνομα (onoma, "name") +... (25 of 32 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/onomatopoeia

jangle | jangles [plural] | jangled [past tense] | jangling [present participle]

Origin: (onomatopoeia); compare jingle.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jangle

Merriam-Webster:

jingle [entry 1, verb] | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English ginglen, of imitative origin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jingle

Encarta Dictionary:

jingle | jingles [plural] | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: An imitation of the sound

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623160​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

jingle | jingles [plural] | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jingle"

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Collins Dictionary:

jingle

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jingle"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

jingle [countable, noun] | jingles [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jingle"

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jingle | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle] | jingles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jingle"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

jingle [countable, noun] | jingles [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jingle"

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jingle | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle] | jingles [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jingle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jingle

Cambridge Dictionary:

jingle [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "jingle"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "jingle"

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the Free Dictionary:

jingle

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jingle"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jingle"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "jingle" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

jingle | jingles [plural] | jingled [past tense] | jingling [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "jingle"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

jingle

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jingle"

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YourDictionary Audio:

jingle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jingle" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

jingle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jingle" by speech synthesizer

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