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sound, bell, clang, tinkle, boom, toll, strike, jingle, bong, knell, dong

Nearby words

chimaera, chimar, chimb, chimborazo, chimbote, chime, chime hoop, chime in, chimenea, chimer, chimera

Origin of chime

1
1250–1300; Middle English chymbe belle, by false analysis of *chimbel, Old English cimbal cymbal
Related formschim·er, nounun·chim·ing, adjective

Definition for chime (2 of 2)

chime

2
[ chahym ]
/ tʃaɪm /

noun

the edge or brim of a cask, barrel, or the like, formed by the ends of the staves projecting beyond the head or bottom.
Also chimb, chine.

Origin of chime

2
1350–1400; Middle English chimb(e); compare Old English cimbing chime; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kimme edge
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British Dictionary definitions for chime (1 of 2)

chime

1
/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun

verb

Derived Formschimer, noun

Word Origin for chime

C13: probably shortened from earlier chymbe bell, ultimately from Latin cymbalum cymbal

British Dictionary definitions for chime (2 of 2)

chime

2

chimb chine (tʃaɪn)

/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun

the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel

Word Origin for chime

Old English cimb-; related to Middle Low German kimme outer edge, Swedish kimb
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