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Meaning of CHIME

Pronunciation:  chIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
  2. [v]  of bells, chimes, and gongs

CHIME is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bell, gong
 See Also: barge in, break in, butt in, carillon, chime in, chisel in, cut in, go, handbell, percussion instrument, percussive instrument, put in, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chime\, n. [See {Chimb}.]
    See {Chine}, n., 3.
  2. \Chime\, n. [OE. chimbe, prop., cymbal, OF. cymbe, cymble,
    in a dialectic form, chymble, F. cymbale, L. cymbalum, fr.
    Gr. ?. See {Cymbal}.]
    1. The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments.
             Instruments that made melodius chime. --Milton.
    2. A set of bells musically tuned to each other; specif., in
       the pl., the music performed on such a set of bells by
       hand, or produced by mechanism to accompany the striking
       of the hours or their divisions.
             We have heard the chimes at midnight. --Shak.
    3. Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound.
       ``Chimes of verse.'' --Cowley.
  3. \Chime\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chimed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chiming}.] [See {Chime}, n.]
    1. To sound in harmonious accord, as bells.
    2. To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to
       correspond; to fall in with.
             Everything chimed in with such a humor. --W. irving.
    3. To join in a conversation; to express assent; -- followed
       by in or in with. [Colloq.]
    4. To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in
       rhyming. --Cowley
  4. \Chime\, v. i.
    1. To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a
       set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
             And chime their sounding hammers.     --Dryden.
    2. To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
             Chime his childish verse.             --Byron.
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