jarring Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jarring" in British English

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jarringadjective

uk   /ˈdʒɑː.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈdʒɑːr.ɪŋ/

jarring adjective (NOT PLEASANT)

a jarring ​sight, ​sound, or ​experience is so different or ​unexpected that it has a ​strong and ​unpleasanteffect on something or someone: a jarring ​cry/​chord jarring ​colours a jarring ​experience

jarring adjective (NOT RIGHT)

wrong or ​unsuitable: a jarring ​contrast

jarring adjective (SHAKE)

shaking or ​movingviolently: a jarring ​tackle/​collision
(Definition of jarring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jarring" in American English

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jarringadjective

 us   /ˈdʒɑr·ɪŋ/
different from ​surrounding or ​usual things, or ​disagreeing with ​others, and ​thereforesurprising or ​upsetting: a jarring ​succession of ​images The ​band took a new, if jarring, ​approach to this ​music.
(Definition of jarring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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