- 1Incongruous in a striking or shocking way; clashing: the telephone struck a jarring note in those Renaissance surroundingsMore example sentences
- A very fine soundtrack shifts from a winsome romanticism in the early moments to the jarring untuned piano notes in the latter fraught stages.
- More serious is the way the last half-hour seems to lose pace, then comes to a sudden, jarring halt.
- His outburst blaming the vandals on the estate for frightening his wife to death, was a jarring moment of realism.
- 2Causing a physical shock, jolt, or vibration: the van came to a jarring haltMore example sentences
- Runners rarely need pure rest on their days off, just a break from the jarring effects of running.
- He's a big hirer, capable of delivering jarring tackles.
- Every step I took was having a jarring effect on my shoulders.
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- Atkinson's portrayal of two fortysomethings, their disappointments and their soured relationship with their mother is teeth - jarringly accurate, but her courage doesn't stop there.
- The argument that a single company is better positioned than the market to make efficient use of an idea should strike us as jarringly counterintuitive in a market economy.
- The tone was jarringly dissonant from the sunny message Kerry and Edwards have emphasized on their first few days together on the campaign trail.