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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The sound of wind chimes echoed across the Grand Palais this morning, where Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for Chanel debuted in an alpine ski village. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Show Highlighted the Classic French Beauty He Loved," 5 Mar. 2019 The tower not only holds a place of prominence, but pushes the 40 individual wind chimes higher into the air. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "A 93-Foot Tribute to United 93: The "Tower of Voices" 9/11 Memorial," 6 Sep. 2018 Memorials to 9/11 continue to grow at Shanksville, where the Tower of Voices will eventually include a wind chime for each of the 40 people killed there, and ground zero, where work is to begin soon on a pathway honoring rescue and recovery workers. Jennifer Peltz, The Seattle Times, "US marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial," 10 Sep. 2018 Even though the objects include everyday items like a rocking chair, a mailbox, and a wind chime, these larger-than-life objects are definitely pull-over-during-your-road-trip worthy. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "The Strange Reason This Small Illinois Town Is Filled With Giant Sculptures of Chairs and Pencils," 6 Jan. 2017 The wind chime's framework was assembled on site, and its assembly took two years to complete. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "The Strange Reason This Small Illinois Town Is Filled With Giant Sculptures of Chairs and Pencils," 6 Jan. 2017 The tower features 40 wind chimes for the 40 heroes who died that day. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking Myths About United Flight 93," 10 Sep. 2018 As a sleeping Camille (Amy Adams) dreams of her younger self, a chilling blend of wind chimes and ambient noise gradually rises in the background as the scene becomes more disturbing. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, ""You’ll notice there are a lot of 'mama' songs!"," 29 Aug. 2018 That’s because there are lots of noises in the background that can interfere with the sound, like lawnmowers, air conditioning, and even wind chimes outside. Megan Friedman, House Beautiful, "A Realtor Has Revealed Exactly What It’s Like To Film 'House Hunters'," 17 Aug. 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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