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1. chime

noun. ['ˈtʃaɪm'] a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument.

Synonyms

  • handbell
  • carillon
  • percussion instrument
  • gong
  • bell

Antonyms

  • detach
  • vowel
  • consonant
  • unsound

Etymology

  • cymbalum (Latin)
  • κύμβαλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Chime

  • clothestime
  • anticrime
  • part-time
  • sublime
  • onetime
  • slime
  • prime
  • grime
  • crime
  • climb
  • time
  • thyme
  • syme
  • sime
  • seim
  • rhyme
  • mime
  • lyme
  • lime
  • kime
  • heim
  • haim
  • dime
  • beim
  • i'm

How do you pronounce chime?

Pronounce chime as ʧaɪm.

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Sentences with chime


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn an old bell into a wind chime to decorate a porch.

2. Adjective
Sometimes the hammers hit the chime rods off-center or interfere with each other as they strike.

3. Verb, base form
Set the minute hand on the hour you want the clock to chime, turning it counterclockwise.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You scratch it, and unhelpful friends chime in saying "Stop scratching!

2. chime

verb. ['ˈtʃaɪm'] emit a sound.

Synonyms

  • go

Antonyms

  • unfit
  • injured

Etymology

  • cymbalum (Latin)
  • κύμβαλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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