AskDefine | Define jarring

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jarring (See jar)


1 a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
2 the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer" [syn: jarful]
3 a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt" [syn: jolt, jounce]


1 be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash" [syn: clash, collide]
2 move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion [syn: jolt]
3 shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game" [syn: shake up, bump around]
4 affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"
5 place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam" [also: jarring, jarred]jarring adj
1 making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
2 characterized by rough motion; "a bumpy ride" [syn: bumpy, jolting, jolty]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of jar


  1. Of or pertaining to jars.
  2. Pertaining to the filling of jars.
  3. Of or pertaining to being rapped or shaken.
  4. Pertaining to being emotionally shaken.

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