chime in

chimed in; chiming in; chimes 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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Stars like Lionel Richie and Kelsea Ballerini chime in with their thoughts on Shania's significant impact on the music industry. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 26 July 2022 Proactive AR is also helpful for providing feedback before the world has a chance to chime in. Regina Hoshimi, Forbes, 27 June 2022 That means there's still time for more Gmail users and interested parties to chime in. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 12 July 2022 With a writing team whose members may not always be privy to cultural norms, Watson was always able to chime in and provide feedback that would give a more accurate authentic slant to the language and communication used between parents and children. Essence, 25 Feb. 2022 But potential hosts chime in from Madrid to Berlin, Italian hamlets and small villages in the South of France. Michaela Haas, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2022 Taylor Hicks kicks things off with a solo, and other voices chime in. Mary Colurso |, al, 15 Apr. 2022 Kardashian's sister Khloé Kardashian and mother, Kris Jenner, also chime in. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Apr. 2022 Every time someone mentions this phenomenon, plenty of highly literate people chime in to tell of their own missteps. James Harbeck, The Week, 17 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chime in

1681, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Chime in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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