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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 Indo-European roots.]

chime in

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to join in or interrupt a conversation, esp repeatedly and unwelcomely
2. to voice agreement
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chime in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
disrupt, interrupt - interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

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

w>chime in

vi (inf)sich einschalten
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.
The company is now accepting applications from potential mentors and mentees for the next round of CHIME in Southern California and CHIME in the San Francisco Bay Area.
eu) A LARGE, attractive battery-powered chime in metal and frosted glass, with a louder, fuller sound than the other Byron and eight tones to choose from.