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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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 Unsurprisingly, that mental lapse immediately went viral with plenty of people chiming in on Twitter. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eric Bledsoe able to laugh at himself, and tweets, over his inbounding gaffe," 7 Nov. 2019 Others, including Lakers star forward Lebron James, chimed in on the topic only to come under fire themselves. NBC News, "Quentin Tarantino won't recut 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' after film is pulled in China," 21 Oct. 2019 Users on Urban Dictionary naturally chimed in as well. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Is Phoenix the best foodie city in America? Here's how it stacked up in a recent ranking," 8 Oct. 2019 In other words: The conference won’t comment on calls just because a coach loses his mind and the fans scream and yell and the media chimes in with snarky comments about Pac-12 officials. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 makes significant shift to transparency in football officiating (without going too far)," 27 Aug. 2019 Black women of all industries and career-levels are chiming in on why equal pay is important to them. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — Here’s How Black Women Are Speaking Out," 22 Aug. 2019 The gift shop owner chimes in: How will his employees check out customers with e-Ora? Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 John chimed in next and shared a similar sentiment. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "The Voice's Kelly Clarkson and John Legend Receive Backlash for Being 'Too Political'," 14 May 2019 Rafael Devers will even chime in sometimes, Bradley said., "Jackie Bradley Jr.," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of chime in

1681, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of chime in was in 1681

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