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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)

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.

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."