how to pronounce chime


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“… then the other folks can chime in and I …”

meanings of chime


  1. A musical instrument producing a sound when struck, 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. A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell.
  3. The sound of such an instrument or device.
  4. Alternative form of chine (“edge of a cask; part of a ship; etc.").
  5. An individual ringing component of such a set.
  6. A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device.


  1. To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
  2. To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
  3. To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
  4. To agree; to correspond.
  5. To make the sound of a chime.

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