chin music

noun

Definition of chin music

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

Keep scrolling for more

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 That might result in some chin music, but Baez likely won't tone it down anytime soon. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Celebrating National Hot Dog Day by examining the biggest hot-doggers in sports," 17 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chin music.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of chin music

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chin music

Time Traveler for chin music

Time Traveler

The first known use of chin music was in 1826

See more words from the same year

Statistics for chin music

Cite this Entry

“Chin music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chin%20music. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on chin music

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for chin music

Comments on chin music

What made you want to look up chin music? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!