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chime

chime

 
pronunciation:
chaIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
chime in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usually plural) a set of tuned bells or other hollow objects that produce musical sounds when struck.
similar words:
bell, glockenspiel, peal, xylophone
definition 2: a bell, or the sound of a bell.
He heard the chimes in the clock tower.
synonyms:
bell, ring
similar words:
clang, peal, tinkle, toll
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chimed, chimes, chiming
definition: to ring out.
The school bell chimed, letting us know that it was time to go to class.
synonyms:
peal
similar words:
clang, resound, ring, ring out, toll
phrase: chime in
derivation: chimer (n.)
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