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Definition of "chime" []

  • An apparatus for striking a bell or set of bells to produce a musical sound. (noun)
  • Music A set of tuned bells used as an orchestral instrument. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A single bell, as in the mechanism of a clock. (noun)
  • The sound produced by or as if by a bell or bells. (noun)
  • Agreement; accord: a flawless chime of romance and reality. (noun)
  • An individual bell or the sound it makes when struck (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The machinery employed to sound a bell in this way (noun)
  • A percussion instrument consisting of a set of vertical metal tubes of graduated length, suspended in a frame and struck with a hammer (noun)
  • A harmonious or ringing sound (noun)
  • Agreement; concord (noun)
  • To sound (a bell) or (of a bell) to be sounded by a clapper or hammer (verb)
  • To produce (music or sounds) by chiming (verb)
  • To indicate or show (time or the hours) by chiming (verb)
  • To summon, announce, or welcome by ringing bells (verb)
  • To agree or harmonize (verb)
  • To speak or recite in a musical or rhythmic manner (verb)

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Use "chime" in a sentence
  • "I think "chime" is a series of repeated notes (as in "Westminster chime") so I think it would be quite apt in this case."
  • "Without any doubt, this project is a truly process of selecting appealing objects and integrating them in chime with the surrounding environment."
  • "I guess no matter what happens, your heart will always beat a certain chime when someone who knew the tune plays the right chords."