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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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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Other Trump-minded Christians chimed in to say that protesting over the immigration crisis amounted to an unpatriotic slur on the United States Border Patrol. The Economist, "When American evangelicals fall out," 5 July 2019 Many others chimed in on social media to say that Field should be given a medal. Julia Webster, Time, "A British Politician Grabbed a Climate Protester by the Neck and It's Dividing the U.K.," 21 June 2019 Another user chimed in with their own theory relating to a crossover. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "5 "Riverdale" Season 4 Theories That Will Keep You Up At Night," 16 May 2019 Fans quickly chimed in with some of their dating horror stories. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen Just Explained How She Moved In With John Legend, and It's Classic Chrissy," 21 Jan. 2019 Many chimed in on Twitter to express their distaste. Sasha Savitsky, Fox News, "David Cross to perform at Utah college despite protests after 'deeply offensive' pic in Mormon undergarments," 20 Aug. 2018 Meredith, now convinced that Jenna was onto something, then chimed in to say that many people announce firings and divorces on Fridays for that same reason. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Co-Star Jenna Bush Hager’s Royal Baby Theory Is So Spot on, It Has to Be Right," 3 May 2019 Daniella Monet then chimed in to say that Liz also sings a lot, but she is interrupted by Victoria. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice's Alleged Feud And Where It All Began," 16 Apr. 2019 Recently, Koma has been chiming in on Duff's social media—in the most hilarious, counterintuitive way possible. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Hilary Duff's Boyfriend Is Fake-Trolling Her on Instagram," 24 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of chime in

1681, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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12 Jul 2019

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The first known use of chime in was in 1681

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