chime, bell, gong(verb)
a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
emit a sound
"bells and gongs chimed"
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.
An individual ringing component of such a set.
Peter removed the C# chime from its mounting so that he could get at the dust that had accumulated underneath.
A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device.
The professor had stuffed a wad of gum into the chime of his doorbell so that he wouldn't be bothered.
The sound of such an instrument or device.
The copier gave a chime to indicate that it had finished printing.
A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell.
Strike the bell with the brass chime hanging on the chain next to it.
To make the sound of a chime.
To agree; to correspond.
The other lab's results chimed with mine, so I knew we were on the right track with the research.
Origin: From cymbalum (maybe via chimbe).
see Chine, n., 3
the harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments
a set of bells musically tuned to each other; specif., in the pl., the music performed on such a set of bells by hand, or produced by mechanism to accompany the striking of the hours or their divisions
pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound
to sound in harmonious accord, as bells
to be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with
to join in a conversation; to express assent; -- followed by in or in with
to make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming
to cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony
to utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically
Origin: [See Chime, n.]
Chime 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chīm, n. the harmonious sound of bells or other musical instruments: agreement of sound or of relation: harmony: (pl.) a set of bells.—v.i. to sound in harmony: to jingle: to accord or agree: to rhyme.—v.t. to strike, or cause to sound in harmony: to say words over mechanically.—Chime in, to join in, in agreement; Chime in with, to agree, or fall in with. [M. E. chimbe, prob. O. Fr. cymbale—L. cymbalum, a cymbal.]
Chimb, chīm, n. the rim formed by the ends of the staves of a cask: (naut.) a hollowed or bevelled channel in the waterway of a ship's deck. [Cog. with Dut. kim, Ger. kimme, edge.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The numerical value of chime in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of chime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of chime in a Sentence
Every time I heard the door chime, my heart stopped.
There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
The world out there wanted to believe the fairy tale. They became obsessed with their own narrative, but that doesn't chime with what is happening on the ground. It is much more complex and scary.
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- камбанки, камбанка, камбанен звънBulgarian
- Glocke, übereinstimmen, läutenGerman
- sopia yhteen, vastata, soittokello, soittaa, vasara, kello, merkkiääni, kellonsoitto, hälyttääFinnish
- carillon, carillonnerFrench
- チャイム, 鐘Japanese
- колокольчик, звон, звонок, соответствовать, колокольчики, звенеть, звонить, молотокRussian
- kêu vangVietnamese
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