Definition of chime verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chime

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʃaɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chime
BrE BrE//tʃaɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪm//
 
he / she / it chimes
BrE BrE//tʃaɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪmz//
 
past simple chimed
BrE BrE//tʃaɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪmd//
 
past participle chimed
BrE BrE//tʃaɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪmd//
 
-ing form chiming
BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (of a bell or a clock) to ring; to show the time by making a ringing sound I heard the clock chime. Eight o'clock had already chimed. chime something The clock chimed midday. Word Origin Middle English (in the senses ‘cymbal’ and ‘ring out’): probably from Old English cimbal (from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kumbalon, from kumbē ‘cup’), later interpreted as chime bell.Extra examples Eight o’clock had already chimed. The clock chimed midnight. Phrasal Verbschime in (with something)chime (in) with something
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