chime n : a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer [syn: bell, gong] v : emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed"
- Rhymes with: -aɪm
- A musical instrument producing a sound when struck, similar to a bell (e.g. a tubular metal bar) or
actually a bell. Often used in the plural to refer to the set: the
- Sylvia had a recording of someone playing the chimes against a
background of surf noise that she found calming.
- Hugo was a chime player in the school orchestra.
- Sylvia had a recording of someone playing the chimes against a background of surf noise that she found calming.
- An individual ringing
component of such a
- Peter removed the C# chime from is mounting so that he could get at the dust that had accumulated underneath.
- A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component
of some other device.
- The professor had stuffed a wad of gum into the chime of his doorbell so that he wouldn't be bothered.
- The sound of such an
instrument or device.
- The copier gave a chime to indicate that it had finished printing.
- A small hammer or
other device used to strike a bell.
- Strike the bell with the brass chime hanging on the chain next to it.
individual component thereof
ringing or tone making component of a device
sound made by a chime
hammer or device to strike a bell
- Russian: молоток (molotók)
- Portuguese:  combinar
Chime may be:
A 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.)
- the plural "chimes" can refer to:
- Warning chime, a sound used in machinery or computers to alert or remind users of a dangerous condition
- Chime (Macintosh), the sound a Macintosh computer makes on startup
Chime may also refer to:
- MDL Chime, a plugin used by web browsers to display the 3D structure of molecules
- Chime (tank), the flat plate at the bottom of a welded vertical oil storage tank (in cases where the bottom of the tank slopes either to or away from the centre, the zero level is measured at the chime, according to American Petroleum Institute standard API 650.)
- Chime hoops, the iron hoops nearest the end of a wooden barrel (Bilge hoops are the hoops nearest the bulge, or centre.)
- The Chimes, an 1844 novella by Charles Dickens
- Chime (song), a 1989 song by Orbital (band)
CHIME may refer to:
- CHIME Conference, a conference held annually in Amsterdam about Chinese music
- CHIME syndrome, a rare combination of congenital birth defects
- College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
- Centre for Health Informatics and Multidisciplinary Education, part of University College London
chime in Czech: Zvonkohra
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