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chime

verb [I or T] uk   /tʃaɪm/ us  
(of bells) to make a clear ringing sound: In the square the church bells chimed.
Phrasal verbs

chime

noun uk   /tʃaɪm/ us  
[C] a ringing sound: I was woken up by the chimes of the cathedral bells. [plural] a set of small bells, or objects that make ringing sounds: wind chimes
Translations of “chime”
in Spanish carrillón…
in French carillon…
in German das Glockenspiel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (鈴或鐘)敲,鳴,響…
in Russian звонить, бить (о часах, колоколе)…
in Turkish vurmak, çalmak (saat)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (铃或钟)敲,鸣,响…
in Polish bić, dzwonić, wybijać…
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