Definition of 'chime'
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Example sentences containing 'chime'
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This is the sound of the clock chiming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is a difference between bells and chimes. The Sun (2012)Why does he think his brand chimes so well with the chattering classes? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Something about standing up to work also chimes with the times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It chimes perfectly with what the younger generation have grown up thinking of as entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So will wind chimes in the garden. The Sun (2006)There are thousands of people who want the bells to remain chiming. The Sun (2012)Other times they chimed with the attitudes of many conservatives in the church. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Draw luck to your home with wind chimes. The Sun (2006)Small bells chimed in the temple proper. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)This time their chiming guitars and bouncy bass lines were as crystal clear as the air around them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Steel heard the clock tower chime. Man of Honour (2007)The only sound was the chimes of the Japanese crystals. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Short and joyfully fuzzy indie pop, with chiming guitars and stark vocals. The Sun (2009)Portsmouth's chimes sound ominously like a funeral march. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Romantic ballad built around a chiming, cyclical guitar riff. The Sun (2009)A dozen clocks chiming the hour for dinner. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The first chime of midnight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I have lived here for 45 years and the chimes are part of the village. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Once midnight chimes on Tuesday, any amount that is unused will be lost for good. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With the general election just 11 months away, the government is keen to rush through proposals that will chime well with savers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'chime'
British English: chime VERB
When a bell or a clock chimes, it makes ringing sounds.
He heard the front doorbell chime.
The clock chimed three o'clock.
British English: chime NOUN
A chime is a ringing sound made by a bell, especially when it is part of a clock.
At that moment a chime sounded from the front of the house.
Definition of chime from the Collins English Dictionary
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