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Origin of chime

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English chymbe belle “cymbal, chime,” literally, “chime bell,” by false analysis of chimbel, chimble, from Old English cimbal, cimbala, or from Old French chimbe, variant of cimbe, cimble cymbal

OTHER WORDS FROM chime

chimer, nounun·chim·ing, adjective

Other definitions for chime (2 of 2)

chime2
[ 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
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English chimb(e) “rim of a barrel”; compare Old English cimbing “joining, joint,” cim-stānas “bases of a pillar”; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kimme “edge”
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British Dictionary definitions for chime (1 of 2)

chime1
/ (tʃaɪm) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of chime

chimer, 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)

chime2

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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