Chided vs Chimed - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between chided and chimed
is that chided
) or chided
can be while chimed
From (etyl) cymbalum'' (perhaps via (etyl) ''chimbe ).
(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.
An individual ringing component of such a set.
- Hugo was a chime player in the school orchestra.
A small bell or other ringing or tone-making device as a component of some other device.
- Peter removed the C
- chime from its mounting so that he could get at the dust that had accumulated underneath.
The sound of such an instrument or device.
- The professor had stuffed a wad of gum into the chime of his doorbell so that he wouldn't be bothered.
A small hammer or other device used to strike a bell.
- The copier gave a chime to indicate that it had finished printing.
- Strike the bell with the brass chime hanging on the chain next to it.
To make the sound of a chime.
- The microwave chimed to indicate that it was done cooking.
To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
- I got up for lunch as soon as the wall clock began chiming noon.
To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
- And chime their sounding hammers.
To agree; to correspond.
- Chime his childish verse.
* Washington Irving
- The other lab's results chimed with mine, so I knew we were on the right track with the research.
To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming.
- Everything chimed in with such a humor.
* chime in, chime up