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chime

chime

pronunciation:
chaIm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
chime in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a ringing device, as in a doorbell.
synonyms:
bell
similar words:
buzzer, gong
definition 2: (usu. pl.) a set of tuned bells or other resonating objects that produce musical tones when struck.
similar words:
bell, carillon, glockenspiel, peal, xylophone
definition 3: a bell, or the sound of a bell.
synonyms:
bell, ding, ring
similar words:
clang, clangor, ding-dong, dong, peal, ting, tinkle, toll
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chimed, chimes, chiming
definition 1: to ring out melodiously, as a bell or set of bells.
synonyms:
peal
similar words:
clang, clangor, resound, reverberate, ring, ring out, toll
definition 2: to cause a bell or set of bells to ring.
synonyms:
ring
similar words:
peal, play, ring out
definition 3: to be in accord with; harmonize.
Her sense of humor chimed with his.
synonyms:
harmonize
similar words:
accord with, balance, blend, complement
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to ring out, play, or announce (music, hours, signals, and the like), as a bell or bells.
The tower clock chimed midnight.
synonyms:
peal, ring, sound, strike
similar words:
announce, mark, ring out, toll
definition 2: to produce (harmonious or melodious sounds) by striking a bell or bells.
synonyms:
ring, toll
similar words:
clang, ding, jingle, peal, play
phrase: chime in
derivation: chimer (n.)
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