chime


chime
1 verb
1 (I, T) if a bell or clock chimes, it makes a ringing sound, especially to tell you what time it is: The grandfather clock chimed six.
2 (intransitive + with) to be the same as something else or to have the same effect: Her views on art chime completely with mine.
chime in phrasal verb (I) to say something in a conversation, especially to agree with what someone has just said: "We'll miss you too," the children chimed in. 2 noun (C)
1 a ringing sound made by a bell or clock: the chime of the doorbell
2 chimes (plural) a set of bells or other objects that produce musical sounds

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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