chime in

verb
Updated on: 9 Feb 2018

Definition of chime in

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

Examples of chime in in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of chime in

1681



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