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

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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 Many residents with rejas fill their patio spaces with chairs, tables, hammocks or wind chimes. Cassie Owens,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of wind chime

1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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