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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“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 Fans were quick to chime in with their support in the comment section. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro couldn't resist the urge to chime in on social media. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Apr. 2021 To chime in on what Atticus was saying about Fincher, David represents excellence. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2021 People’s real names appear in a list, and moderators have the ability to allow participants to chime in. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021 To chime in on a conversation in any room, press the Raise Hand button. Julie Charnet, Wired, 3 May 2021 Below, Twitter wipes the drool off its chin to chime in. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Mar. 2021 Other users are allowed to listen in and, if moderators of a particular room allow it, chime in. Josh Richards, Rolling Stone, 9 Apr. 2021 The meeting owner presents the key discussions in bullet points and all participants have 24-48 hours to chime in. Miriam Grobman, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Chime in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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