What does the word chime mean?

Usage examples for chime

  1. Rebecca heard the midnight chime Ring out the yawning peal of time, When shrouded Paul, unlucky knave! – Poems by Sir John Carr
  2. Above is a very rare dyall of several motions with a chime. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  3. Rudy gave but a single glance and it seemed as though he saw a gold ring, rolling, shining and sporting- he thought on his lost engagement ring- and the ring grew larger, widened into a sparkling circle and within it shone the clear glacier; all about yawned endless deep chasms; the water dropped and sounded like a chime of bells, and shone with bluish- white flames. – The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales. by Hans Christian Andersen