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Chime may refer to:

Musical instrument or tone

  • Chime (bell instrument), an array of large bells, typically housed in a tower and played from a keyboard. (An instrument of this kind with 23 bells or more is known as a carillon.)
  • the plural "chimes" can refer to:
    • Tubular bell or chime, a percussion instrument struck with hammers
    • Wind chime or Aeolian chime, suspended bells sounded when blown together by the wind
  • Warning chime, a sound used in machinery or computers to alert users of a dangerous condition
  • Chime (Macintosh), the sound a Macintosh computer makes on startup

Popular culture

Other

  • Chime hoops, the iron hoops nearest to the end of a wooden barrel (Bilge hoops are the hoops nearest to the bulge, or center)
  • MDL Chime, a plugin used by web browsers to display the 3D structure of molecules

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology

From Latin cymbalum (maybe via Old French chimbe).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chime

Plural
chimes

chime (plural chimes)

  1. (music) A musical instrument producing a sound when struck, similar to a bell (e.g. a tubular metal bar) or actually a bell. Often used in the plural to refer to the set: the chimes.
    Sylvia had a recording of someone playing the chimes against a background of surf noise that she found calming.
    Hugo was a chime player in the school orchestra.
  2. An individual ringing component of such a set.
    Peter removed the C# chime from is mounting so that he could get at the dust that had accumulated underneath.
  3. A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device.
    The professor had stuffed a wad of gum into the chime of his doorbell so that he wouldn't be bothered.
  4. The sound of such an instrument or device.
    The copier gave a chime to indicate that it had finished printing.
  5. A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell.
    Strike the bell with the brass chime hanging on the chain next to it.

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Verb

Infinitive
to chime

Third person singular
chimes

Simple past
chimed

Past participle
chimed

Present participle
chiming

to chime (third-person singular simple present chimes, present participle chiming, simple past and past participle chimed)

  1. To make the sound of a chime.
    The microwave chimed to indicate that it was done cooking.
    I got up for lunch as soon as the wall clock began chiming noon.
  2. To agree; to correspond.
    The other lab's results chimed with mine, so I knew we were on the right track with the research.

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  • Anagrams of cehim
  • hemic

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