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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First Known Use of wind chime

1927


WIND CHIME Defined for English Language Learners

wind chime

noun

Definition of wind chime for English Language Learners

  • : 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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