chin music


Definition of chin music

1 : idle talk
2 : 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
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First Known Use of chin music

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chin music was in 1826

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“Chin music.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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