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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
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CHIME

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The chimers decided to give their first outside performance at The Birches because they have a special personal connection to The Birches community.
She also volunteered at Quaboag on the Common helping with the Quaboag Chimers Hand Chime Choir.
at 1714 (holding that "[t]he safety and evidentiary justifications underlying Chimers reaching-distance rule determine Belton's scope"); see also supra note 20 and accompanying text.
I HAVE a cordless front door bell with chimers that plug into electrical sockets wherever I place them in the house.