chin music


: idle talk
: a usually high inside pitch in baseball intended to intimidate the batter

Examples of chin music in a Sentence

after listening to chin music all afternoon, I was ready for the sounds of silence
Recent Examples on the Web And many of our plants leaned into that chin music to less than stellar results. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 7 Apr. 2023 It’s called chin music. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 May 2021 For all the chin music about SUV-like design, the profile hides the minivan quotient like a silk sheet conceals an elephant. Dan Neil, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 That might result in some chin music, but Baez likely won't tone it down anytime soon. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 17 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chin music was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Chin music.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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