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Pronunciation: /tʃaɪm/

Translation of chime in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (sound — of bells) repique (masculine); (— of clock) campanada (feminine); (— of doorbell) campanilla (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Even out here, he had heard the chimes and was transported.
    • A few seconds after she spoke, the crew of the Varian could hear the same mysterious chimes floating through the air, but this time, they did have a melody.
    • Reality of the situation came back down when I heard the chimes go through the house and I froze, horrified.
    1.2 (device) (usually plural/generalmente en plural) carillón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It wasn't until we had reached the top platform in front of the door that we heard the bells and chimes tune telling everyone we had arrived.
    • Much like musical doorbell chimes: you can only listen to a badly midi-ized version of the William Tell overture once before you rip out the batteries and revert to knocking.
    • People choose chimes for two button doorbell circuits because they want different sounds for the front and back doors.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [tune] tocar* the clock chimed midnight el reloj dió or tocó las doce

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

Phrasal verbs

chime in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] meter (la) cuchara [colloquial/familiar]

chime in with

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
[with plans/wishes] estar* en sintonía con

Definition of chime in:

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