wind chime
noun Date: 1927 a cluster of small often sculptured pieces (as of metal or glass) suspended so as to chime when blown by the wind — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wind chime — noun (C) long thin pieces of metal or glass hanging together in a group that make musical sounds when the wind blows …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Chime (bell instrument) — A carillon like instrument with fewer than 23 bells is called a chime. American chimes usually have one to one and a half diatonic octaves. Many chimes play an automated piece of music. Prior to 1900, chime bells typically lacked dynamic… …   Wikipedia

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  • wind-bell — noun Date: 1897 1. wind chime usually used in plural 2. a bell that is light enough to be moved and sounded by the wind …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wind chimes — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ pieces of glass, metal rods, or similar items, suspended from a frame and typically hung near a door or window so as to chime in the draught …   English terms dictionary

  • chime — [[t]tʃa͟ɪm[/t]] chimes, chiming, chimed 1) VERB When a bell or a clock chimes, it makes ringing sounds. He heard the front doorbell chime. [V n] ...as the Guildhall clock chimed three o clock. [V ing] ...a mahogany chiming clock. 2) N COUNT A… …   English dictionary

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