Chime


Chime

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Chime or chimes may refer to:

Musical instrument or tone

  • Chime (bell instrument), an array of large bells, typically housed in a tower and played from a keyboard.
    • An instrument of this kind with 23 bells or more is known as a carillon
  • Tubular bell, or chimes, a percussion instrument struck with hammers
  • Wind chime or Aeolian chime, suspended bells sounded when blown together by the wind
  • Warning chime, a sound used in machinery or computers to alert users of a dangerous condition
  • Macintosh startup chime, the sound a Macintosh computer makes on startup

Popular culture

Other

  • Chime, the rim of a barrel, one at each end; Chime hoops, the iron hoops nearest to the ends of a wooden barrel (Bilge hoops are the hoops nearest to the bulge, or center)
  • MDL Chime, a plugin used by web browsers to display the 3D structure of molecules


CHIME may refer to:

See also

  • All pages beginning with "Chime"
  • All pages with titles containing "Chime"
  • Chimera (disambiguation)
  • Chyme, human body digestive fluid

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  • Chime.in — Type Private Founded Pasadena, California (2011 (2011)) Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • Chime — fue el primer single del grupo dance británico Orbital, presuntamente producido por menos de £1. Fue grabado en un magnetófono de casete. Se publicó originalmente en 1989 recibiendo un éxito moderado. En 1990 fue publicado por FFRR Records,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chime — Chime, v. i. 1. To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony. [1913 Webster] And chime their sounding hammers. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chime — ► NOUN 1) a melodious ringing sound. 2) a bell or a metal bar or tube used in a set to produce chimes when struck. ► VERB 1) (of a bell or clock) make a melodious ringing sound. 2) (chime in with) be in agreement with. 3) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • chime — chime1 [chīm] n. [ME chimbe, cimble < OFr < L cymbalum, CYMBAL] 1. a contrivance for striking a bell or set of bells 2. [usually pl.] a) a set of bells tuned to a musical scale b) a similar set of metal tubes, hung vertically and struck… …   English World dictionary

  • Chime — Chime, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiming}.] [See {Chime}, n.] 1. To sound in harmonious accord, as bells. [1913 Webster] 2. To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chime — (ch[imac]m), n. [See {Chimb}.] See {Chine}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chime — c.1300, from L. cymbalum (see CYMBAL (Cf. cymbal), which is what this word originally meant), perhaps through O.Fr. chimbe or directly from L. as O.E. cimbal, either one likely misinterpreted as chymbe bellen chime bells, a sense attested from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chime in — index interrupt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • chime — [v] ring, peal bell, bong, boom, clang, dong, jingle, knell, sound, strike, tinkle, tintinnabulate, toll; concept 65 …   New thesaurus


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