Definitions of chime

  1. To ring musically; harmonize; agree.
  2. To cause to sound in harmony; to play tunefully upon, as bells.
  3. To strike, or cause to sound in harmony.
  4. To cause to sound harmoniously.
  5. To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
  6. To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
  7. To sound in harmony; to agree.
  8. To sound in harmony: to jingle: to accord or agree.
  9. of bells, chimes, and gongs
  10. To sound in harmony or accord; to agree with; to cause to sound in harmony.
  11. emit a sound; " bells and gongs chimed"
  12. See Chine, n., 3.
  13. The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments.
  14. 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.
  15. Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound.
  16. To sound in harmonious accord, as bells.
  17. To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with.
  18. To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
  19. To join in a conversation; to express assent; - followed by in or in with.
  20. The musical harmony produced by striking a set of bells with hammers; a set of bells tuned to the musical scale.
  21. The harmonious sound of bells or other musical instruments: agreement of sound or of relation:- pl. a set of bells.
  22. A set of bells; harmony of bells.
  23. A set of bells tuned to a scale; harmony; agreement.
  24. The rim formed by the projecting staves around the edge of a barrel, cask, or tub, or one of the stave - ends so projecting.
  25. The edge or brim of a cask or tub, formed by the ends of the staves.
  26. The musical harmony produced by striking a set of bells with hammers; a set of bells tuned to the musical scale, and struck by hammers acted on by clockwork.
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