chime in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chime in break into a conversation "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chime in to join in, in agreement
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Quotations

  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. chimbe, prob. O. Fr. cymbale—L. cymbalum, a cymbal.

Usage

In literature:

Sir Charles chimed in musically and Laramore followed suit.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Until the great University bells chimed the hour of midnight, Tessibel waited in the hut for Frederick.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
After tea, Harbury bells broke out in their evening chime.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
His poetical volume, entitled "Doric Lays and Attic Chimes," appeared in 1856, and has been well received.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
It was sung by one of the young women, the rest joining in a sort of chime.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
The clock in the tower struck seven, and the strokes of the ancient bell sounded like a wedding chime.
"The Upper Berth" by Francis Marion Crawford
His poetical volume, entitled "Doric Lays and Attic Chimes," appeared in 1856, and has been well received.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Suddenly the clock in the big hall below chimed two upon its peal of silvery bells.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
The other nations also chimed in with praise, though a little later and a little more soberly.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Let me listen to the exquisite chimes of this wonderful psalm as they ring out the blessedness of the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
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In poetry:

The sun may give his golden shout,
Her silver song the moon,
And brook and bird chime in; but I
Am jangled, out of tune.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
I falter, flag in the great rhythm
That thunders up to bliss:
I tremble, in this chime of worlds
One little voice to miss.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
In that golden time what worship
Rang with most melodious chime
From his inmost haunt of being,
Making all his life sublime.
"Dante" by Alexander Anderson
For youth was round us while he sang;
It glowed in every tone;
With bridal chimes the echoes rang,
And made the past our own.
"Our Sweet Singer" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
It was late, late in the evening,
The lovers they were gone;
The clocks had ceased their chiming,
And the deep river ran on.
"As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden
Now what should I do in this place
But sit and count the chimes,
And splash cold water on my face
And spoil a page with rhymes?
"A Well-Worn Story" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Former Ravens coach Brian Billick chimes in on Cam Cameron firing.
Our friend Marcus, who fronts New York based rock band BulletProof Messenger, chimed in by talking about his favorite Aerosmith songs.
Congressmen chime in on why they voted the way they did on payroll tax cut extension.
The glittering atmosphere of Las Vegas has come to China at the Panyu Chime -Long Night Zoo, a unique nighttime safari attraction located in Panyu, a district in the city of Guangzhou, China.
The businesses included in discussions are Bell Pottinger Sans Frontieres, Bell Pottinger Public Relations, Bell Pottinger Middle East, Bell Pottinger Public Affairs, Chime 's 60% and the 40% management stake in Pelham Bell Pottinger.
National media chime in BYU's epic comeback.
Miranda Lambert slams Chris Brown's triumphant return, other celebs chime in.
Execs chime in with their thoughts on multiplayer deal involving Rays and Royals.
Chime .in is a new customizable platform for websites to limit, expand, and share information and media.
Chime in on Monday's 'discussion'.
Clallam County invites citizens who hear the siren test to call in information regarding the chimes , the voice announcement, and where they were when they heard the test siren.
Tight end Jimmy Graham chimed in shortly after.
Hillary et al chime in (day 5).
Niall chimed in, spilling more deets: "They've given me a camera for the movie, so we're going to be going around".
As has been the maritime tradition here, in Detroit and Whitefish Bay, the names of the dead will be read off one-by-one and ships bell will chime.
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In science:

For a brief moment there was also only one variable galactic TeV source attributable to a neutron star binary, but very shortly after Aharonian et al. (2005) reported B1259-63 (which orbits a Be star), Albert et al. (2006) chimed in with LSI +61 303.
Astrophysics in 2006
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