[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /
an arrangement of bells, bamboo pipes, or glass or ceramic fragments hung so as to strike each other and tinkle when moved by the wind or, in orchestration, touched by the hand.
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Origin of wind chimes
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for wind chimes
/ (wɪnd) /
a decorative arrangement of small discs of metal, shell, etc, hung near a window or door, that shake together with a tinkling sound in a draught
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