chime in


chime in

verb

Definition of CHIME IN

intransitive verb
1
:  to combine harmoniously <the artist's illustrations chime in perfectly with the text — Book Production>
2
:  to break into a conversation or discussion especially to express an opinion
transitive verb
:  to remark while chiming in

Examples of CHIME IN

  1. <I don't like that show at all, my friend chimed in>
  2. <unfortunately, his views on child rearing don't chime in with those of his new wife, who has two children from a previous marriage>

First Known Use of CHIME IN

1681

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