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chime,

in music: see bellbell,
in music, a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow metal vessel, often cup-shaped with an outward-flaring rim, damped at one end and set into vibration by a blow from a clapper within or from a hammer without.
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chime

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1. an individual bell or the sound it makes when struck
2. the machinery employed to sound a bell in this way
3. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of vertical metal tubes of graduated length, suspended in a frame and struck with a hammer

chime

2, chimb, chine
the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel

CHIME

(College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) For more information, visit www.cio-chime.org. See healthcare IT.
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