Chimb n. The edge of a cask, etc; a chine. See Chine, n., 3. [Written also chime.]
Chime n. See Chine, n., 3.
1. The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments.
Instruments that made melodius chime. --Milton.
2. A set of bells musically tuned to each other; specif., in the pl., the music performed on such a set of bells by hand, or produced by mechanism to accompany the striking of the hours or their divisions.
We have heard the chimes at midnight. --Shak.
3. Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound. “Chimes of verse.”
Chime, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chimed p. pr. & vb. n. Chiming.]
1. To sound in harmonious accord, as bells.
2. To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with.
Everything chimed in with such a humor. --W. irving.
3. To join in a conversation; to express assent; -- followed by in or in with. [Colloq.]
4. To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
Chime v. i.
1. To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
And chime their sounding hammers. --Dryden.
2. To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
Chime his childish verse. --Byron.
n : a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes
of different lengths that are struck with a hammer [syn:
v : emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed"