chime


chime
chime1 [ tʃaım ] verb intransitive or transitive
to make a high ringing sound like a bell or set of bells:
the clock chimes one/three/six etc. (=makes a series of sounds to show what the time is): Somewhere a clock chimed midnight.
,chime `in phrasal verb intransitive
to join a conversation by saying something:
Feel free to chime in if you've got something to add.
chime in with: George couldn't resist chiming in with his helpful hints about investments.
`chime ,with phrasal verb transitive MAINLY BRITISH
to be similar to or agree with someone else's ideas, plans, feelings, etc: BE IN TUNE WITH
chime
chime 2 [ tʃaım ] noun
1. ) count a ringing sound made by a bell, or by a clock with a bell inside it
2. ) chimes plural a set of bells that are rung together to make a pleasant sound

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