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chime 1

 (chīm)
n.
1. An apparatus for striking a bell or set of bells to produce a musical sound.
2. often chimes Music A set of tuned bells used as an orchestral instrument.
3. A single bell, as in the mechanism of a clock.
4. The sound produced by or as if by a bell or bells.
5. Agreement; accord: a flawless chime of romance and reality.
v. chimed, chim·ing, chimes
v.intr.
1.
a. To sound with a harmonious ring when struck.
b. To make a musical sound by striking a bell or set of bells.
2. To be in agreement or accord: harmonize: Their views chimed with ours. The seafood and wine chimed perfectly.
v.tr.
1. To produce (music) by striking bells.
2. To strike (a bell) to produce music.
3.
a. To signal or make known by chiming: The clock chimed noon.
b. To call, send, or welcome by chiming.
4. To repeat insistently.
Phrasal Verb:
chime in
1. To interrupt the speech of others, especially with an unwanted opinion.
2. To join in harmoniously.
3. To go together harmoniously; agree.

[From Middle English chimbe (belle), from Old French, variant of cimble, cymbal, from Latin cymbalum; see cymbal.]

chim′er n.

chime 2

 (chīm)
n.
The rim of a cask.

[Middle English chimb, from Old English cim-, cimb- (in cimstānas, bases of a pillar, and cimbing, jointing); see gembh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

chime

(tʃaɪm)
n
1. (Music, other) an individual bell or the sound it makes when struck
2. (Music, other) (often plural) the machinery employed to sound a bell in this way
3. (Instruments) Also called: bell a percussion instrument consisting of a set of vertical metal tubes of graduated length, suspended in a frame and struck with a hammer
4. a harmonious or ringing sound: the chimes of children's laughter.
5. agreement; concord
vb
6. (Music, other)
a. to sound (a bell) or (of a bell) to be sounded by a clapper or hammer
b. to produce (music or sounds) by chiming
7. (Music, other) (tr) to indicate or show (time or the hours) by chiming
8. (tr) to summon, announce, or welcome by ringing bells
9. (foll by: with) to agree or harmonize
10. to speak or recite in a musical or rhythmic manner
[C13: probably shortened from earlier chymbe bell, ultimately from Latin cymbalum cymbal]
ˈchimer n

chime

(tʃaɪm) or

chimb

;

chine

(tʃaɪn)
n
(Brewing) the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel
[Old English cimb-; related to Middle Low German kimme outer edge, Swedish kimb]

chime1

(tʃaɪm)

n., v. chimed, chim•ing. n.
1. an apparatus for striking one or more bells, as a doorbell at the front door of a house.
2. Often, chimes.
a. a set of bells or of slabs of metal, stone, wood, etc., producing musical tones when struck.
b. a musical instrument consisting of such a set, esp. a glockenspiel.
c. the musical tone thus produced.
3. harmonious sound in general; music; melody.
4. harmonious relation; accord.
v.i.
5. to sound harmoniously or in chimes, as a set of bells: The church bells chimed at noon.
6. to produce a musical sound by striking a bell, gong, etc.; ring chimes: The doorbell chimed.
7. to harmonize; agree.
v.t.
8. to give forth (music, sound, etc.), as a bell or bells.
9. to strike (a bell, etc.) to produce musical sound.
10. to call, indicate, announce, etc., by chiming: Bells chimed the hour.
11. to speak in cadence or singsong.
12. chime in,
a. to enter a conversation, esp. to interrupt.
b. to be compatible; agree (often fol. by with).
c. to say or speak by chiming in (often fol. by with): to chime in with a warning.
[1250–1300; Middle English chymbe belle, by false analysis of *chimbel, Old English cimbal cymbal]
chim′er, n.

chime2

(tʃaɪm)

n.
the brim of a cask or barrel.
[1350–1400; Middle English chimb(e); compare Old English cimbing chime; akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kimme edge]

Chime

 a peal of bells; a set of bells in a church tower.

chime


Past participle: chimed
Gerund: chiming

Imperative
chime
chime
Present
I chime
you chime
he/she/it chimes
we chime
you chime
they chime
Preterite
I chimed
you chimed
he/she/it chimed
we chimed
you chimed
they chimed
Present Continuous
I am chiming
you are chiming
he/she/it is chiming
we are chiming
you are chiming
they are chiming
Present Perfect
I have chimed
you have chimed
he/she/it has chimed
we have chimed
you have chimed
they have chimed
Past Continuous
I was chiming
you were chiming
he/she/it was chiming
we were chiming
you were chiming
they were chiming
Past Perfect
I had chimed
you had chimed
he/she/it had chimed
we had chimed
you had chimed
they had chimed
Future
I will chime
you will chime
he/she/it will chime
we will chime
you will chime
they will chime
Future Perfect
I will have chimed
you will have chimed
he/she/it will have chimed
we will have chimed
you will have chimed
they will have chimed
Future Continuous
I will be chiming
you will be chiming
he/she/it will be chiming
we will be chiming
you will be chiming
they will be chiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chiming
you have been chiming
he/she/it has been chiming
we have been chiming
you have been chiming
they have been chiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chiming
you will have been chiming
he/she/it will have been chiming
we will have been chiming
you will have been chiming
they will have been chiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chiming
you had been chiming
he/she/it had been chiming
we had been chiming
you had been chiming
they had been chiming
Conditional
I would chime
you would chime
he/she/it would chime
we would chime
you would chime
they would chime
Past Conditional
I would have chimed
you would have chimed
he/she/it would have chimed
we would have chimed
you would have chimed
they would have chimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chime - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammerchime - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
carillon - set of bells hung in a bell tower
handbell - a bell that is held in the hand
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Verb1.chime - emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
butt in, chime in, chisel in, barge in, break in, cut in, put in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"

chime

verb
1. ring The Guildhall clock chimed three o'clock.
noun
1. sound, boom, toll, jingle, dong, tinkle, clang, peal the chime of the Guildhall clock

chime

nounverb
1. To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound:
2. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
phrasal verb
chime in
To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse:
Translations
قَرْعُ أجْراسٍ متآلِفَهقَرْع الأجْراس، رَنينيَقْرَع، يَرِن
odbíjetrozeznít sevyzváněnízvonit
kimekimenringeringenslå
harangjáték
hringinghringja
išmuštikurantaiskambėtiskambinti
sistskanētzvanītzvanu skaņaszvanu spēle
odbíjaťvyzváňanie
bitizvonjenje
ahenkle çalmakahenkli çan sesiçalmakvurmak

chime

[tʃaɪm]
A. N (= sound) [of church bells] → repique m; [of clock] → campanada f; (= set) → juego m de campanas, carillón m
a chime of bellsun carillón
B. VT [+ bell] → tocar
C. VIrepicar, sonar
the clock chimed sixel reloj dio las seis
chime in VI + ADV (= butt in) → meter baza; (= say) → decir
to chime in with (in conversation) → meter baza hablando de; (= harmonize) → estar en armonía con

chime

[ˈtʃaɪm]
n [bell] → carillon m
vi [bell] → carillonner, sonner

chime

nGlockenspiel nt, → Geläut nt; (of doorbell)Läuten nt no pl
vtschlagen
viläuten

chime

[tʃaɪm]
1. nrintocco
2. vt & visuonare
chime in vi + adv (fam) (interrupt, join in) → intervenire; (echo) → fare eco, far coro

chime

(tʃaim) noun
(the ringing of) a set of tuned bells. the chime of the clock.
verb
1. to (cause to) ring. The church bells chimed.
2. (of a clock) to indicate the time by chiming. The clock chimed 9 o'clock.
References in classic literature ?
The slave auctioneer's bell and the church-going bell chime in with each other, and the bitter cries of the heart-broken slave are drowned in the religious shouts of his pious master.
It struck twelve--I waited till the time-piece had concluded its silver chime, and the clock its hoarse, vibritting stroke, and then I proceeded.
Scrooge lay in this state until the chime had gone three-quarters more, when he remembered, on a sudden, that the Ghost hadwarned him of a visitation when the bell tolled one.
Nor had I long to watch, for, at the first chime of the half hour, he appeared in the street.
He lookd and saw a spacious Plaine, whereon Were Tents of various hue; by some were herds Of Cattel grazing: others, whence the sound Of Instruments that made melodious chime Was heard, of Harp and Organ; and who moovd Thir stops and chords was seen: his volant touch Instinct through all proportions low and high Fled and pursu'd transverse the resonant fugue.
Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matin chime ere he quitted his bowl; and, old as I am, I feared to have shame in encountering you.
Three o'clock struck, and four, and the half-hour rang its double chime, but Dorian Gray did not stir.
It seemed to chime into his memories of the old days.
The narrow circle of her ideas grew more restricted than it already was; the bellowing of the oxen, the chime of the bells no longer reached her intelligence.
The cool waves' gentle plashing against the boat, and the sweet chime of the lily-bells, lulled little Eva to sleep, and when she woke it was in Fairy-Land.
Moreover, my occupations have been always made to chime in with the ordinary habitudes of my fellowmen.
But the echoes of the chime die away--they have endured but an instant--and a light, half-subdued laughter floats after them as they depart.