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wind chimes Syllabification: wind chimes
Pronunciation: /ˈwin(d) ˌCHīmz/

Definition of wind chimes in English:

plural noun

A decorative arrangement of small pieces of glass, metal, or shell suspended from a frame, typically hung near a door or window so as make a tinkling sound in the breeze.
Example sentences
  • I glared menacingly out the window as the wind chime shuddered and rang from the gale.
  • A wall hanging with a touch of creativity, a wind chime that tinkles as it sways, and specially-prepared sweet hampers could create the right impression at almost any social occasion.
  • My dolphin-shaped wind chime hung above the window, but it was still and silent as if it was waiting for something to happen before daring to make a sound.

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