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English definition of “jarring”

jarring

adjective (NOT PLEASANT)    /ˈdʒɑː.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈdʒɑːr.ɪŋ/
a jarring sight, sound, or experience is so different or unexpected that it has a strong and unpleasant effect on something or someone: a jarring cry/chord jarring colours a jarring experienceBalance and imbalance
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