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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

(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 ?
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.
And thus too, it happened, perhaps, that before the last echoes of the last chime had utterly sunk into silence, there were many individuals in the crowd who had found leisure to become aware of the presence of a masked figure which had arrested the attention of no single individual before.
From the chime in the spire, over the intersection of the aisles and nave, to the great bell of the front, he cherished a tenderness for them all.
So Quasimodo was the ringer of the chimes of Notre-Dame.
It was a solemn sound, and not merely for its reference to to- morrow; for he knew that in that chime the murderer's knell was rung.
The locksmith knew this, and when the chimes had ceased to vibrate, hurried away to meet him.
There is some solemn echo of them even in the Cathedral chime, which strikes a sudden surprise to his heart as he turns in under the archway of the gatehouse.
A bell was ringing from the tower of a little white church on the far side; mellowly and dreamily sweet, the chime floated across the water blent with the moan of the sea.
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.
But when an unkind word is on your lips, when a selfish, angry feeling rises in your heart, or an unkind, cruel deed is to be done, then will you hear the soft, low chime of the flower-bell; listen to its warning, let the word remain unspoken, the deed undone, and in the quiet joy of your own heart, and the magic perfume of your bosom flower, you will find a sweet reward.
High up in the steeple of an old church, far above the light and murmur of the town and far below the flying clouds that shadow it, is the wild and dreary place at night: and high up in the steeple of an old church, dwelt the Chimes I tell of.
But then he made out a melody in the ringing; there were chimes.