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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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 Other fans quickly chimed in with their disapproval of the Shadowhunters dig. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, ""Shadowhunters" Fans Are Angry With Freeform for Reportedly Joking About the Show's Cancellation During "Toy Story 2"," 17 Dec. 2018 Pretty soon, the entire studio audience was chiming in to sing-shout the lyrics along with her. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Meghan McCain Completely Lost It Over Whoopi Goldberg's Epic Rant on Thursday," 30 Nov. 2018 More to come, Hollywood is now chiming in on the Brett Kavanaugh controversy, as well. Fox News, "Haley on the New York Times, Kavanaugh and US foreign policy," 20 Sep. 2018 AppleInsider and some others chimed in to agree, while other publications and YouTube personalities shared conflicting benchmarks suggesting the problem was not as severe as initially claimed. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "We tested throttling on the MacBook Pro—now Apple says it has a firmware fix," 24 July 2018 Other players who chimed in on social media are below. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "LeBron James' decision to join Los Angeles Lakers sends shockwaves through NBA world," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of chime in

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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