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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

1
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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References in classic literature ?
Far away a chiming clock struck out the quarters of the hours, but otherwise a deathly silence lay upon the old house.
She said: "I'm glad common sense has prevailed, those clock chimes have been chiming since the 19th Century and are part of the town's fabric.
In response, the town council - which maintains the clock - hand-delivered a questionnaire to 400 residents and businesses, asking for their views about the clock chiming every 15 minutes from 12.15am to 6.15am.
It's lovely to hear the tradition of the tower chiming again in Taiping.'
I understand you are unable to prevent the clock from chiming between 11pm and 7am.
Reflecting on Gordon's interesting conspiracy theory, I suppose you can add in the hundreds of apartment dwellers who are now within chiming distance of one of our greatest buildings.