Associations to the word «Chime»

Wiktionary

CHIME, noun. (musical instruments) A musical instrument producing a sound when struck, similar to a bell (e.g. a tubular metal bar) or actually a bell. Often used in the plural to refer to the set: the chimes.
CHIME, noun. An individual ringing component of such a set.
CHIME, noun. A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device.
CHIME, noun. The sound of such an instrument or device.
CHIME, noun. A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell.
CHIME, verb. (intransitive) To make the sound of a chime.
CHIME, verb. (transitive) To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
CHIME, verb. (transitive) To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
CHIME, verb. (intransitive) To agree; to correspond.
CHIME, verb. To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
CHIME, noun. A chine; the edge of a cask.
CHIME IN, verb. (idiomatic) To talk; to join in conversation or discussion.
CHIME IN, verb. (idiomatic) To agree, to harmonize, to concord.

Dictionary definition

CHIME, noun. A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument.
CHIME, verb. Emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed".

Wise words

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