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

Examples of wind chime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maria and Gerry gave Christine gifts, a wind chime and pendant. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, "Once upon a time, they fell in love. The happily ever after took another 50 years," 27 Nov. 2020 Soft music played in the background as a breeze kicked up and wind chimes jingled. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Bootleg barbershops and hair salons thrive as coronavirus stay at home orders persist in some states," 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, "Why a Lawmaker Is Pushing to Change Plasma Donation Rules," 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, "28 reasons to still be excited that it's spring," 3 Apr. 2020 Put them to extra-good use by installing some wind chimes outside your window or on your porch. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, "28 reasons to still be excited that it's spring," 3 Apr. 2020 Two of the Chisum Ranch’s many pronghorn dangled under the chopper like wind chimes. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Airlifts have Texas pronghorn on the rise," 13 Feb. 2020 Before their visit ended, Terra found 72 fairies; Elsa counted 62 wind chimes, or maybe 101. Washington Post, "She built a miniature world to honor her late son. Now it brings joy to others.," 7 Jan. 2020 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

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

See More

First Known Use of wind chime

1927, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about wind chime

Time Traveler for wind chime

Time Traveler

The first known use of wind chime was in 1927

See more words from the same year

Statistics for wind chime

Cite this Entry

“Wind chime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20chime. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for wind chime

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

More from Merriam-Webster on wind chime

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about wind chime

Comments on wind chime

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!