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chime (plural chimes)
- (music) 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 chimes.
- 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.
- An individual ringing component of such a set.
- Peter removed the C# chime from its 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.
Derived terms 
individual component thereof
ringing or tone-making component of a device
sound made by a chime
- (intransitive) To make the sound of a chime.
- The microwave chimed to indicate that it was done cooking.
- I got up for lunch as soon as the wall clock began chiming noon.
- (transitive) To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
- And chime their sounding hammers.
- (transitive) To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
- Chime his childish verse.
- (intransitive) To agree; to correspond.
- The other lab's results chimed with mine, so I knew we were on the right track with the research.