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 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 Put them to extra-good use by installing some wind chimes outside your window or on your porch. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2020 Two of the Chisum Ranch’s many pronghorn dangled under the chopper like wind chimes. Matt Wyatt,, 13 Feb. 2020 Before their visit ended, Terra found 72 fairies; Elsa counted 62 wind chimes, or maybe 101. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of wind chime

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Wind chime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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