Chime vs Chide - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between chime and chide

is that chime is to agree; to correspond while chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.

As verbs the difference between chime and chide

is that chime is to make the sound of a chime while chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.

As a noun chime

is (musical instruments) a musical instrument producing a sound when struck, similar to a bell (eg a tubular metal bar) or actually a bell often used in the plural to refer to the set: the chimes or chime can be a chine; the edge of a cask.

chime

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) cymbalum'' (perhaps via (etyl) ''chimbe ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • (musical instruments) A musical instrument producing a sound when struck, similar to a bell (e.g. a tubular metal bar) or actually a bell. Often used in the plural to refer to the set: the chimes .
  • Sylvia had a recording of someone playing the chimes against a background of surf noise that she found calming.
    Hugo was a chime player in the school orchestra.
  • An individual ringing component of such a set.
  • Peter removed the C
  • chime from its mounting so that he could get at the dust that had accumulated underneath.
  • A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device.
  • The professor had stuffed a wad of gum into the chime of his doorbell so that he wouldn't be bothered.
  • The sound of such an instrument or device.
  • The copier gave a chime to indicate that it had finished printing.
  • A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell.
  • Strike the bell with the brass chime hanging on the chain next to it.
    Derived terms
    * chimist
    Synonyms
    (Synonyms) * alarm * bell * buzz * buzzer * carillon * clapper * curfew * dinger * ding-dong * gong * peal * ringer * siren * tintinnabulum * tocsin * toll * vesper

    Verb

    (chim)
  • To make the sound of a chime.
  • The microwave chimed to indicate that it was done cooking.
    I got up for lunch as soon as the wall clock began chiming noon.
  • To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
  • * Dryden
  • And chime their sounding hammers.
  • To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
  • * Byron
  • Chime his childish verse.
  • To agree; to correspond.
  • The other lab's results chimed with mine, so I knew we were on the right track with the research.
  • * Washington Irving
  • Everything chimed in with such a humor.
  • To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
  • (Cowley)

    Derived terms

    * chime in, chime up

    Etymology 2

    See chimb.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A chine; the edge of a cask.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    chide

    English

    Verb

  • To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
  • 1591' ''And yet I was last '''chidden for being too slow.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
    1598' ''If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you '''chid me, I did love'' — Shakespeare, ''As You Like It , .
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  • (obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  • 1611' ''And Jacob was wroth, and '''chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
  • (ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the sea that chides the banks of England

    Synonyms

    * See also