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 Key Wind Chime Give new life to old keys with this simple wind chime. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2023 Make this wind chime by wrapping the necks of empty wine bottles in aluminum wire, then hang them from a pergola, overhang, or tree. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2023 Reflective wall art, mosaic ornaments, or a wind chime, perhaps? IEEE Spectrum, 23 Jan. 2023 To add some peace and serenity to the garden of your favorite plant parent, consider this handmade wind chime from Bali, Indonesia that can help vaccinate 26 children against polio. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 17 Dec. 2021 Maria and Gerry gave Christine gifts, a wind chime and pendant. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, 27 Nov. 2020 Soft music played in the background as a breeze kicked up and wind chimes jingled. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 19 May 2020 This online ecotherapeutic meditation — complete with the sound of wind chimes — won’t replace the hypnotic pleasure of watching your feet get buried in the sand as waves roll in at the beach. Jill Cowan, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2020 Install wind chimes to get some music going Warm spring breezes are a lovely sign of the season. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wind chime was in 1927

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“Wind chime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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