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Origin of chime

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1250–1300; Middle English chymbe belle, by false analysis of *chimbel, Old English cimbal cymbal

OTHER WORDS FROM chime

chim·er, nounun·chim·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chimed (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 chimed (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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