chime in


Definition of chime in 

intransitive verb

1 : to combine harmoniously the artist's illustrations chime in perfectly with the textBook Production

2 : to break into a conversation or discussion especially to express an opinion

transitive verb

: to remark while chiming in

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Synonyms for chime in


break in, chip in [chiefly British], cut in, interpose, interrupt, intrude

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Examples of chime in in a Sentence

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

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Camila chimed in later in the day, expressing her shock and excitement, as well as her strange response to the news, which involved falling asleep after. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are Going Head to Head at The Grammys This Year," 7 Dec. 2018 Moments later, Meghan McCain chimed in (around the 1:30 mark below) to note that The View was brought up in the first episode. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Hosts Called Out Candice Bergen Over a 'Murphy Brown' Joke and Things Got Awkward," 21 Nov. 2018 Just before the draft, Maccagnan’s wife, Betty, chimed in. Albert Breer,, "The Jets’ Long Road to Sam Darnold," 16 May 2018 Cameron Boyce, who played Carlos, then chimed in and shared how Mal's line in the first film also wasn't part of the OG script. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "23 Surprising DCOM Secrets Even Die-Hard Fans Didn't Know," 25 Oct. 2017 The BJP’s opposition was quick to chime in, saying the new numbers disproved the Modi administration’s claim to be better stewards of the economy. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "Slower GDP Growth Challenges Modi Ahead of Indian Elections," 29 Aug. 2018 Sanders' tweet created a firestorm on Twitter, with many conservatives and Trump supporters, including her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, chiming in with criticism of the restaurant. Adam Edelman /, NBC News, "Trump attacks 'filthy' Red Hen, the Virginia restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave," 25 June 2018 Christine Stead, part of the seven-member Ann Arbor School Board, said any approval could be a months-long process, including multiple briefings and opportunities for local citizens to chime in. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "'Bob Seger Boulevard' could make its way to Ann Arbor's street map," 8 May 2018 The Bucks head of strength and conditioning, Suki Hobson, also chimed in. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Social media reaction to Sterling Brown footage includes #StandWithSterling hashtag, parallels to NFL," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of chime in

1681, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of chime in was in 1681

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