The definition of a chime is a set of bells, or a tool for striking bells.(noun)
An example of a chime is a hand of a clock that makes a bell ring.
Chime is defined as ring or to cause to ring.(verb)
An example of chime is to strike a bell.
See chime in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chimbe, cimble < OFr < L cymbalum, cymbal
Origin: ME chimb < OE cimb- (only in compounds); akin to Du kim, Ger kimme, an edge & ? comb
See chime in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English chimbe (belle)
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , variant of cimble, cymbal
Origin: , from Latin cymbalum; see cymbal.
Origin: Middle English chimb
Origin: , from Old English cim-, cimb- (in cimstānas, bases of a pillar, and cimbing, jointing); see gembh- in Indo-European roots.
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