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CHIME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chime mean? 

CHIME (noun)
  The noun CHIME has 1 sense:

1. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument

  Familiarity information: CHIME used as a noun is very rare.


CHIME (verb)
  The verb CHIME has 1 sense:

1. emit a sound

  Familiarity information: CHIME used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHIME (noun)


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Meaning:

A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

chime; gong; bell

Hypernyms ("chime" is a kind of...):

percussion instrument; percussive instrument (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chime"):

carillon (set of bells hung in a bell tower)

handbell (a bell that is held in the hand)


CHIME (verb)


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Meaning:

Emit a sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

bells and gongs chimed

Hypernyms (to "chime" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Also:

chime in (break into a conversation)


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