wind chime

noun

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

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Many residents with rejas fill their patio spaces with chairs, tables, hammocks or wind chimes. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "Philadelphia Latinos connect with Caribbean roots through ornate porch gates," 5 July 2018 Her voice is like hearing a wonderful bell or wind chime. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Bacharach tribute counts down hits to number ones," 16 Apr. 2018 The final phase of the memorial, the Tower of Voices, is a 93-foot-tall musical instrument that holds 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew. Washington Post, "Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at memorial," 2 June 2018 The 93-foot-tall tower is being installed near the park’s entrance and will feature 40 tubular metal wind chimes, one each for the 33 passengers and seven crew members who died. Washington Post, "Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary," 3 June 2018 The 93-foot-tall tower is being installed near the park’s entrance and will feature 40 tubular metal wind chimes, one each for the 33 passengers and seven crew members who died. Kristen De Groot, The Seattle Times, "Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary," 3 June 2018 The final phase of the memorial will include a 93-foot (28-meter) tower at the entrance with wind chimes for each of the victims and a grove of trees, called the Tower of Voices. Kristen De Groot, Fox News, "Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary," 3 June 2018 Also being installed are several large wind chimes, designed from pieces bought in local thrift shops and built by engineers from the University of Akron to weather Ohio winters. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Knight Cities Challenge winner @PLAY asks North Akron residents to #CHIMEinAKRON (photos)," 29 Mar. 2018 The final phase of the memorial, the Tower of Voices, is a 93-foot-tall musical instrument that holds 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew. Kristen De Groot, Fox News, "Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at memorial," 1 June 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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wind chime

noun

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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