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chime


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chime  \Chime\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chime  \Chime\,  n.  [See  {Chimb}.] 
  See  {Chine},  n.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chime  \Chime\,  n.  [OE.  chimbe,  prop.,  cymbal,  OF  cymbe,  cymble, 
  in  a  dialectic  form  chymble  F.  cymbale,  L.  cymbalum  fr 
  Gr  ?.  See  {Cymbal}.] 
  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. 
  ``Chimes  of  verse.''  --Cowley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chime  \Chime\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chimed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Chiming}.]  [See  {Chime},  n.] 
  1.  To  sound  in  harmonious  accord,  as  bells. 
 
  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  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  To  make  a  rude  correspondence  of  sounds;  to  jingle,  as  in 
  rhyming.  --Cowley 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chime 
  n  :  a  percussion  instrument  consisting  of  vertical  metal  tubes 
  of  different  lengths  that  are  struck  with  a  hammer  [syn: 
  {bell},  {gong}] 
  v  :  of  bells,  chimes,  and  gongs 




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