an apparatus for striking a bell so as to produce a musical sound, as one at the front door of a house by which visitors announce their presence.
harmonious sound in general; music; melody.
harmonious relation; accord:
the battling duo, in chime at last.
verb (used without object), chimed, chiming.
to sound harmoniously or in chimes as a set of bells:
The church bells chimed at noon.
to produce a musical sound by striking a bell, gong, etc.; ring chimes:
The doorbell chimed.
to speak in cadence or singsong.
to harmonize; agree:
The scenery chimed perfectly with the play’s eerie mood.
verb (used with object), chimed, chiming.
to give forth (music, sound, etc.), as a bell or bells.
to strike (a bell, set of bells, etc.) so as to produce musical sound.
to put, bring, indicate, announce, etc., by chiming:
Bells chimed the hour.
to utter or repeat in cadence or singsong:
The class chimed a greeting to the new teacher.
an individual bell or the sound it makes when struck
(often pl) the machinery employed to sound a bell in this way
Also called bell. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of vertical metal tubes of graduated length, suspended in a frame and struck with a hammer
a harmonious or ringing sound: the chimes of children’s laughter
(transitive) to indicate or show (time or the hours) by chiming
(transitive) to summon, announce, or welcome by ringing bells
(intransitive) foll by with. to agree or harmonize
to speak or recite in a musical or rhythmic manner
the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel
c.1300, chymbe “cymbal,” from Old English cymbal, cimbal, also perhaps through Old French chimbe or directly from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal, the modern word for what this word originally meant). Evidently the word was misinterpreted as chymbe bellen (c.1300) and its sense shifted to “chime bells,” a meaning attested from mid-15c.
mid-14c., chyme, from chime (n.). Originally of metal, etc.; of voices from late 14c. To chime in originally was musical, “join harmoniously;” of conversation by 1838. Related: Chimed; chiming.
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
noun a freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven with a bulbous body and a usu. Vertical smoke vent or chimney Examples Chimeneas used to be clay, but now they are made in other materials, such as cast iron. Word Origin Spanish ‘chimney’ n. “free-standing fireplace,” 20c., from Mexican Spanish, literally “chimney,” from Spanish, ultimately from Latin […]
[chahym] /tʃaɪm/ noun 1. an apparatus for striking a bell so as to produce a musical sound, as one at the front door of a house by which visitors announce their presence. 2. Often, chimes. 3. harmonious sound in general; music; melody. 4. harmonious relation; accord: the battling duo, in chime at last. verb (used […]
[ki-meer-uh, kahy-] /kɪˈmɪər ə, kaɪ-/ noun, plural chimeras. 1. (often initial capital letter) a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. 2. any similarly grotesque monster having disparate parts, especially as depicted in decorative art. 3. a horrible or unreal creature of the imagination; a vain […]
[chi-meer, shi-] /tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ-/ noun 1. a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached. /tʃɪˈmɪə; ʃɪ-/ noun 1. (Anglican Church) a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop’s formal dress though not a vestment