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chime2

[chahym] /tʃaɪm/
noun
1.
the edge or brim of a cask, barrel, or the like, formed by the ends of the staves projecting beyond the head or bottom.
Also, chimb, chine.
Origin of chime2
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English chimb(e); compare Old English cimbing chime; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kimme edge
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British Dictionary definitions for chimb

chimb

/tʃaɪm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chime2

chime1

/tʃaɪm/
noun
1.
an individual bell or the sound it makes when struck
2.
(often pl) the machinery employed to sound a bell in this way
3.
Also called bell. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of vertical metal tubes of graduated length, suspended in a frame and struck with a hammer
4.
a harmonious or ringing sound: the chimes of children's laughter
5.
agreement; concord
verb
6.
  1. to sound (a bell) or (of a bell) to be sounded by a clapper or hammer
  2. to produce (music or sounds) by chiming
7.
(transitive) to indicate or show (time or the hours) by chiming
8.
(transitive) to summon, announce, or welcome by ringing bells
9.
(intransitive) foll by with. to agree or harmonize
10.
to speak or recite in a musical or rhythmic manner
Derived Forms
chimer, noun
Word Origin
C13: probably shortened from earlier chymbe bell, ultimately from Latin cymbalumcymbal

chime2

/tʃaɪm/
noun
1.
the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel
Word Origin
Old English cimb-; related to Middle Low German kimme outer edge, Swedish kimb
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Word Origin and History for chimb

chime

n.

c.1300, chymbe "cymbal," from Old English cymbal, cimbal, also perhaps through Old French chimbe or directly from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal, the modern word for what this word originally meant). Evidently the word was misinterpreted as chymbe bellen (c.1300) and its sense shifted to "chime bells," a meaning attested from mid-15c.

v.

mid-14c., chyme, from chime (n.). Originally of metal, etc.; of voices from late 14c. To chime in originally was musical, "join harmoniously;" of conversation by 1838. Related: Chimed; chiming.

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