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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Others chimed in to comment on the rapper’s blatant hypocrisy. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Kanye West Rants About Cheating America at the White House When Some Yeezys Were Made in China," 17 Oct. 2018 The 37-year-old wrestler, who recently defeated newly returned Daniel Bryan in the annual WWE Summer Slam match, also chimed in about his new life as a father, sharing some of his favorite moments. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "WWE stars The Miz and Maryse open up about being 'role model' parents and how their lives have changed," 22 Aug. 2018 James Comey occasionally chimes in with a Bible quote. Michael Anton, WSJ, "Why Trump’s Detractors Cry ‘Treason’," 19 July 2018 Barkley also chimed in on Trump in the ESPN interview. Paul Gattis,, "Charles Barkley plans to bring more black plumbers, electricians to Alabama," 17 Feb. 2018 Luckily, lovers of unconventional beauty chimed in, shedding a little positive light on an otherwise pretty gloomy comments section. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "This Unique Haircut Is Challenging Beauty Standards and Polarizing the Internet," 2 Mar. 2018 Moments later, Meghan chimed in to say that she's been attacked by trolls as well. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Abby Huntsman Got “More Hate Than I've Ever Seen” After Joining the Show," 7 Dec. 2018 And this story — by the president and others, many well before the president ever chimed in — has been hijacked to making it about the anthem when in reality the anthem was always just the vehicle. German Lopez, Vox, "Trump is still tweeting about the NFL national anthem protests," 10 Aug. 2018 Sideline reporters will chime in on the pre-game drama about who stayed off the field and who may have took a knee during the anthem and defied the league in the process. Eric Scott,, "Column: NFL builds tower of irony with new national anthem policy," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of chime in

1681, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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19 Apr 2019

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The first known use of chime in was in 1681

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