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English definition of “chime”

chime

verb [I or T] uk   /tʃaɪm/ us  
(of bells) to make a clear ringing sound: In the square the church bells chimed.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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chime

noun uk   /tʃaɪm/ us  
[C] a ringing sound: I was woken up by the chimes of the cathedral bells.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact [plural] a set of small bells, or objects that make ringing sounds: wind chimesPercussion instruments
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