I. noun Etymology: Middle English chimbe, from Old English cimb-; akin to Middle Dutch kimme edge of a cask Date: 14th century the edge or rim of a cask or drum II. verb (chimed; chiming) Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to make a musical and especially a harmonious sound b. to make the sounds of a chime 2. to be or act in accord <
the music and the mood chimed well together
transitive verb 1. to cause to sound musically by striking 2. to produce by chiming 3. to call or indicate by chiming <
the clock chimed midnight
4. to utter repetitively ; din 2 • chimer noun III. noun Etymology: Middle English, cymbal, probably from Anglo-French *chimbe, cime, from Latin cymbalum cymbal Date: 15th century 1. an apparatus for chiming a bell or set of bells 2. a. a musically tuned set of bells b. one of a set of objects giving a bell-like sound when struck 3. a. the sound of a set of bells — usually used in plural b. a musical sound suggesting that of bells 4. accord, harmony <
such happy chime of fact and theory — Henry Maudsley

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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