Chime

Definition of Chime

Pronunciation: chīm
n.1.See Chine, n., 3.
1.The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments.
Instruments that made melodius chime.
- Milton.
2.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.
We have heard the chimes at midnight.
- Shak.
3.Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound.
v. i.1.To sound in harmonious accord, as bells.
[imp. & p. p. Chimed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chiming.]
2.To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with.
Everything chimed in with such a humor.
- W. irving.
3.To join in a conversation; to express assent; - followed by in or in with.
4.To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
1.To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
And chime their sounding hammers.
- Dryden.
2.To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
Chime his childish verse.
- Byron.

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