Chime, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Chimed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Chiming.] [See Chime, n.]
1. To sound in harmonious accord, as
2. To be in harmony; to agree; to suit;
to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with.
Everything chimed in with such a humor.
3. To join in a conversation; to express
assent; -- followed by in or in with.
4. To make a rude correspondence of
sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming. Cowley
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.
2. To utter harmoniously; to recite
Chime his childish verse.
Chime (chīm), n. [OE.
chimbe, prop., cymbal, OF. cymbe, cymble, in
a dialectic form, chymble, F. cymbale, L.
cymbalum, fr. Gr. ky`mbalon. See
Cymbal.] 1. The harmonious sound of
bells, or of musical instruments.
Instruments that made melodius chime.
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.
3. Pleasing correspondence of proportion,
relation, or sound. "Chimes of verse."
Chime (chīm), n. [See
Chimb.] See Chine, n.,