chime in


chimed in; chiming in; chimes in

intransitive verb

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

“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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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Chime in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

chime in

: to break into or join in a conversation or discussion

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