chime in

verb
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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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
Recent Examples on the Web That plan could include ways for residents to chime in before permits are approved. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Cleveland taking hard look at whether to limit dollar stores that crowd poorest neighborhoods," 15 June 2020 In addition, the #BlackInSTEM hashtag has been used to encourage new connections with researchers and students in STEM fields who chime in to introduce themselves. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "#ShutDownSTEM asks researchers to work on racism today, instead," 10 June 2020 While Cole and fellow Suite Life alum Ashley Tisdale have yet to chime in on this special 15th anniversary moment, their co-star Brenda Song shared her own special anniversary post shortly after Dylan's went live. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Dylan Sprouse and Brenda Song Celebrated "Suite Life of Zack and Cody" 15th Anniversary," 19 Mar. 2020 No one else in the neighborhood has either — at last, none chimed in on Facebook about it. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Rare white squirrel seen hopping around backyard in Bloomfield Twp.," 22 May 2020 Not to be outdone, Witherspoon chimed in with the first line of the famed Friends theme song by The Rembrandts. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The One Where Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Take a Friends Quiz," 2 Nov. 2019 President Donald Trump chimed in on Friday afternoon, stating NASA shouldn’t focus so much of it’s resources on traveling to the moon, and should focus on Mars instead. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "NASA Opens International Space Station to Private Visitors, With a Hefty Price Tag," 7 June 2019 Murray finished with 12 points off four triples and Abernathy chimed in with nine. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "La Salle squeaks past Walnut Hills for sectional crown, sets up showdown with St. X," 29 Feb. 2020 But her efforts floundered, the party split and she was undermined when Angela Merkel, the chancellor, chimed in to condemn the result from a state visit in Pretoria, over 5,000 miles (8,000km) away. The Economist, "Trouble at the top Angela Merkel’s presumed successor quits as party boss," 13 Feb. 2020

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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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21 Jun 2020

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“Chime in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chime%20in. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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