Westminster chimes

West·​min·​ster chimes | \ ˈwes(t)ˌminztə(r)-, -n(t)stə(r)- \

Definition of Westminster chimes

: clock chimes on four bells or gongs fashioned after the tune of the chimes on the House of Parliament clock in London

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First Known Use of Westminster chimes

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Westminster chimes

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

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“Westminster chimes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Westminster%20chimes. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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