Nearby words

  1. chimaera,
  2. chimar,
  3. chimb,
  4. chimborazo,
  5. chimbote,
  6. chime hoop,
  7. chime in,
  8. chimenea,
  9. chimer,
  10. 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

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chime

1
/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun

verb

Derived Formschimer, noun

Word Origin for chime

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

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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