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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: chimbe 'cymbal', from Latin cymbalum; CYMBAL

chime

2 noun
     
chime2
1 [countable] a ringing sound made by a bell or clock
2

chimes

[plural]APM a set of bells or other objects that produce musical sounds, used as a musical instrument or, for example, as a type of doorbell wind chimes

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