Westminster chimes

noun

West·​min·​ster chimes
ˈwes(t)ˌminztə(r)-,
-n(t)stə(r)-
: clock chimes on four bells or gongs fashioned after the tune of the chimes on the House of Parliament clock in London

Word History

Etymology

from Westminster, section of London in which the House of Parliament is located

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Westminster chimes was in 1858

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“Westminster chimes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Westminster%20chimes. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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