Chime Chime (ch[imac]m), n. [OE. chimbe, prop., cymbal, OF. cymbe, cymble, in a dialectic form, chymble, F. cymbale, L. cymbalum, fr. Gr. ky`mbalon. See {Cymbal}.] 1. The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments. [1913 Webster]

Instruments that made melodius chime. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A set of bells musically tuned to each other; specif., in the pl., the music performed on such a set of bells by hand, or produced by mechanism to accompany the striking of the hours or their divisions. [1913 Webster]

We have heard the chimes at midnight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound. ``Chimes of verse.'' --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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