Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: jarring
IPA transcription: [dʒ'ɑɹɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: jarring
    Meaning: making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
Usage examples
  • I think the jarring of the wagon you see leaving the chemical house caused it.'
  • The words trailed into an indistinct murmur, punctuated by Dunk's jarring cackle.
  • This will give you some idea of the displeasing, jarring effect monotony has on the ear.
  • She laughed--a mirthless, bitter, contemptuous laugh, which was like a jarring chord in the music of her voice.
  • The train was swinging along at a rapid rate, jarring from side to side; the step was a long one between the cars and there was no protecting grating.
  • Every now and then the stroke of a bell from the neighboring tower fell on my ear; its tones were in unison with the scene, and, instead of jarring, chimed in with my feelings; and it was some time before I recollected that it must be tolling the knell of some new tenant of the tomb.
  • In the blackness which followed, each stage of the Phoenix's descent could be heard as clearly as cannon shots: the twanging and snapping as it tumbled through the wires, a drawn-out squawk and the flop of wings in the air below, the crash into the hedge, the jarring thud against the ground.