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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bell chimes (=it rings a certain number of times, in order to tell you the time of day)
▪ The bells began to chime, calling people to church.
wind chimes
▪ A clock chimed six.
▪ Across the valley, church bells were chiming.
▪ Church bells throughout France chimed to mark the occasion.
▪ I heard a clock chime softly in the next door room.
▪ Inside the business school chimed the melody that meant the change of lessons.
▪ Others chimed in, saying those who have it made are pulling up the ladder on those less fortunate.
▪ St Clement's clock chimed half-past nine as he reached the beginning of Champney Road.
▪ The great bells of the Immaculate Conception chimed the hour.
▪ They join our line of thought, and soon are chiming in with what they think the author may have meant.
▪ This last letter did not chime with the rest.
▪ Wrong, wrong, wrong, chime the economists.
▪ Bones are also put to practical use, strung together to make a kind of aeolian harp or wind chime.
▪ the chime of the doorbell
▪ The shop door opened with a chime.
▪ Application Tell the students that chimes can be made by using a metal spoon instead of a coat hanger.
▪ Past the pub, and the noise of laughter and the music of a jukebox and the bell chime of gaming machines.
▪ Still Ralph heard every word of every speech as though it were the crystalline note of an ice chime.
▪ The chimes reverberated through the silent building.
▪ The thoughts of solitude are heard in solitude, and have an inward chime that public thoughts must lack.
▪ There was a whirring sound, then the clock's chime marked a quarter to midnight.
▪ To be part of that melody of infinite chimes of light!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chimb \Chimb\ (ch[=i]m), n. [AS. cim, in cimst[=a]n base of a pillar; akin to D. kim, f. Sw. kim., G. kimme f.] The edge of a cask, etc; a chine. See Chine, n., 3.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., chyme, from chime (n.). Originally of metal, etc.; of voices from late 14c. To chime in originally was musical, "join harmoniously;" of conversation by 1838. Related: Chimed; chiming.


c.1300, chymbe "cymbal," from Old English cymbal, cimbal, also perhaps through Old French chimbe or directly from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal, the modern word for what this word originally meant). Evidently the word was misinterpreted as chymbe bellen (c.1300) and its sense shifted to "chime bells," a meaning attested from mid-15c.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context musical instruments English) A musical instrument producing a sound when strike, similar to a bell (e.g. a tubular metal bar) or actually a bell. Often used in the plural to refer to the set: the '''chimes'''. 2 An individual ringing component of such a set. 3 A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device. 4 The sound of such an instrument or device. 5 A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make the sound of a chime. 2 (context transitive English) To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony. 3 (context transitive English) To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically. 4 (context intransitive English) To agree; to correspond. 5 To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming. Etymology 2

n. A chine; the edge of a cask.


n. a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer [syn: bell, gong]


v. emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed"


Chime or chimes may refer to:

Chime (video game)

Chime is a 2010 music and puzzle video game developed by Zoë Mode, released initially on the Xbox Live Arcade service, and later for Windows. An extended version of the game, called Chime Super Deluxe, was released on the PlayStation Network in March 29, 2011. Chime is the first title released by the non-profit video game publisher OneBigGame.

Chime (novel)

Chime is a 2011 young adult fantasy novel by Franny Billingsley. The book was published by Dial on March 17, 2011. Chime was selected as a finalist in the 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The book was also selected as one of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2011 and was one of the American Library Association's 2012 Best Fiction picks for both the audiobook and hardback.

Chime (album)

is the third studio album from Yuki Saito, released on October 21, 1986 by Canyon Records. It reached #2 on the Oricon charts. The original LP release contained ten songs, though the CD released at the same time had two additional songs: "Aozora no Kakera" and "Yubiwa Monogatari", both from the " Aozora no Kakera" single release earlier that year.

Chime (bell instrument)

A carillon-like instrument with fewer than 23 bells is called a chime.

American chimes usually have one to one and a half diatonic octaves. Many chimes are automated.

The first bell chime was created in 1487. Before 1900, chime bells typically lacked dynamic variation and the inner tuning (the mathematical balance of a bell's complex sound) required to permit the use of harmony. Since then, chime bells produced in Belgium, the Netherlands, England, and America have inner tuning and can produce fully harmonized music. Some towers in England hung for full circle change ringing chime by an Ellacombe apparatus.

Chime (song)

"Chime" is the first single from the British electronic group Orbital.

It was originally recorded on tape and allegedly cost less than £1 to produce. The track was originally released in December 1989 and was a big underground success. In 1990, it had a wider release on FFRR Records, and reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

The track has been referred to as the British equivalent to Derrick May's seminal classic "Strings of Life" and was included at number 11 on Mixmag magazine's 100 Greatest Dance Singles of All Time. Mixmag also included on two "best ever dance" compilations, B!g Tunes: The Greatest Dance Singles of All Time (2001) and The Greatest Dance Tracks of All Time (2013).

Usage examples of "chime".

Just the whisper of his lips against each fingertip, sending her nerve endings ajangle like chimes caught in the wind.

The man in my thoughts stood there, his head a little atilt as if he were listening to the incessant chimes, striving to separate one set from the other.

He was about to say something else, to elaborate on his opinion about this turn, but was cut off when Legate Broca ewne into the briefing room without even chiming the door notice.

That could be the hollow tube that transmitted the sound of the chimes through the entire building.

The chimes continued, a shimmering sound that evoked a shimmering bell given voice by a muffled striker.

The chimes grew faster, harsher, they clamored in a single note that throbbed, a heartbeat of brass.

With the chimes raging in her ears and the iron spike sliding through her body to break out the other side, she opened her mouth until her lips stretched into an agonized O.

The three men paused as the chimes resonated through the room before dying back into its ancient walls.

With a surge of chimes that sounded like entire worlds exploding, the camera lunged down at the videotaped Fisher.

It happened like this: As they saw the vision of their own death, they heard the chimes of the clock.

Its chimes shimmered out of secret channels buried in the walls that carried the sound from the Good Heart.

And the fact that when Blaxton heard the chimes, he panicked, that he ran into the marsh.

Then came a nightmare: hearing the chimes as she watched a stranger plunge a blade into her flesh.

Oddly, it could have been some mutant progeny of the chimes issued by the blind clock.

In shimmering notes, as ice cold metal struck ice cold metal, the chimes ghosted down through the wallsnot only through the fabric of the building, but through the fabric of time itself, as if an ancient voice vented its cold fury on him.