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 Rafael Devers will even chime in sometimes, Bradley said., "Jackie Bradley Jr.," 15 Sep. 2019 Target, Walmart also chime in with sales For instance, roughly 20% of power in the U.S. is backed up by diesel generators, Pope says. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Did the New York City blackout mean less strain on the climate?," 16 July 2019 California’s leading advocacy group for electricity ratepayers wants the bankruptcy court overseeing PG&E Corp.’s restructuring to let the troubled utility’s various stakeholders chime in on how it should be overhauled. Matt Wirz, WSJ, "Ratepayer Group Sides With PG&E Bondholders on Exclusivity," 1 July 2019 Other celebs like Lauren Jauregui, Josephine Skriver, and Sophia Bush also chimed in with happy tidings for her news. Claire Dodson, Allure, "Shay Mitchell Announced Her Pregnancy on Instagram," 29 June 2019 My office is a public-access point for journalists, organizations and regular citizens to chime in and share information about issues of public interest. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, "Work Advice: Some anxious calls from the public are cause for concern," 13 Sep. 2019 And while some people have chimed in to show their support and shut down the haters, there are sadly countless more comments like the ones just mentioned. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Hailey Bieber Goes Makeup-Free in New Photo and Now People Are Accusing Her of "Having Work Done"," 6 Sep. 2019 Since then, Africans from nearly all Jollof-eating countries have chimed in to compare their version of Jollof, with the most intense smack talk happening between Nigerians and Ghanaians. Haleluya Hadero, Quartz Africa, "How Jollof rice became West Africa’s iconic dish and a point of banter between Africans," 23 Aug. 2019 Now de Blasio has chimed in about transportation safety, floating the idea of a nationwide Vision Zero program to eliminate traffic deaths. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Will the candidates talk housing, transportation at the next Democratic debates?," 30 July 2019

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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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