chime Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “chime” in the English Dictionary

"chime" in British English

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chimeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /tʃaɪm/
(of ​bells) to make a ​clearringingsound: In the ​square the ​churchbells chimed.
Phrasal verbs


uk   us   /tʃaɪm/
[C] a ​ringingsound: I was ​woken up by the chimes of the ​cathedralbells. [plural] a set of ​smallbells, or ​objects that make ​ringingsounds: wind chimes [plural] (also tubular bells) a ​musicalinstrument consisting of a set of ​metaltubes that are ​hit to ​produce a ​ringingsound
(Definition of chime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chime" in American English

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chimeverb [I/T]

 us   /tʃɑɪm/
(of ​bells) to make a ​clearringingsound: [I] The ​bell in the ​towerbegan to chime.
Phrasal verbs

chimenoun [C]

 us   /tʃɑɪm/
a ​ringingsound
(Definition of chime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chime”
in Spanish carrillón…
in Vietnamese chuông chùm…
in Malaysian peranggu loceng…
in Thai เสียงระฆัง…
in French carillon…
in German das Glockenspiel…
in Chinese (Simplified) (铃或钟)敲,鸣,响…
in Turkish vurmak, çalmak (saat)…
in Russian звонить, бить (о часах, колоколе)…
in Indonesian denting…
in Chinese (Traditional) (鈴或鐘)敲,鳴,響…
in Polish bić, dzwonić, wybijać…
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