wind chime


Definition of wind chime

: a cluster of small often sculptured pieces (as of metal or glass) suspended so as to chime when blown by the wind usually used in plural

Examples of wind chime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent afternoon, two children scampered through the yard counting fairies and wind chimes. Washington Post, "She built a miniature world to honor her late son. Now it brings joy to others.," 7 Jan. 2020 See the intrepid frogs in the many states of their wind chimes habitat below. Time, "Florida Man Finds Frogs in Wind Chimes Before Hurricane," 3 Sep. 2019 Amid white-birch wind chimes and deep-red poinsettias, visitors learn about unseen elements that dictate the lives of plants. Web Behrens,, "40 things to do in the Chicago area with the kids in December," 24 Nov. 2019 John’s Eagle Scout project included building a new shed and foundation, staining benches, weeding, mulching, repairing wind chimes and providing a new set of corn hole boards. John Benson, cleveland, "Olmsted Falls High School sophomore impresses community with completed Eagle Scout project," 23 Oct. 2019 There are seven instruments on each side of the approximate six-foot long wall, including Aztec drums, wind chimes, a washboard and pipes. Steve Sadin,, "Girl Scout project lets kids make their own music in Lake Zurich," 7 Oct. 2019 Joseph updated the Falls-Lenox Primary School courtyard with a new storage building, landscaping, wind chime repairs, staining benches and corn hole boards. cleveland, "Families enjoy skele-fun at Halloween safety event: Olmsted Dates and Data," 26 Oct. 2019 There are now more than 100,000 crosses crowded there, clashing together in the breeze like eerie wind chimes. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Creepy Catacombs, Islands of Dolls, and 18 Other Terrifying Places for Thrill Seekers," 4 Sep. 2019 Sometimes hanging wind chimes in the corner can deter them. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Why are bats taking night time break on Bay Area front porch?," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of wind chime

1927, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Wind chime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wind chime

: a collection of objects made from metal, glass, etc., that hang together from strings and touch each other to make a musical sound when they are blown by the wind

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