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chimeverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃaɪm/  us   /tʃaɪm/

chimenoun

uk   /tʃaɪm/  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)
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