Definition of chime in in English:

chime in

phrasal verb

  • Interject a remark.

    ‘‘Yes, you do that,’ Dave chimed in eagerly’
    • ‘Malorni chimes in: ‘I had a big black welt on my head.’’
    • ‘My dad takes a break from the tan lady to chime in.’
    • ‘‘There's a marvellous new wiping-up sponge on the market that I was able to tell Tina about; she was thrilled,’ he chimes in, laughing.’
    • ‘Lachlan chimes in that the family is giving up hundreds of millions of dollars of value to get the change of domicile done.’
    • ‘I normally refrain from chiming in to an editor, but this story piqued my civic conscience.’
    • ‘Her friend Cheryl chimes in: ‘We gave up on aerobics.’’
    • ‘Fellow Razor Dog Ian Penny Pennington chimes in: ‘We played at the All Age Rage and showed them how it's done.’’
    • ‘Dan chimes in: ‘People seem to have forgotten that being in a rock band is by its nature ridiculous.’’
    • ‘‘Neither can Beryl,’ one of the other middle-aged serving matrons chimes in.’
    • ‘I'll have Rosalynn chime in on that right after we come back from the break.’
    • ‘I can almost hear you chiming in, and no doubt you'll want to compile your own list.’
    • ‘‘The human being will never be happy,’ Cáceres chimes in.’
    • ‘Lord chimes in: ‘I really think this form of animation is the best way of conveying emotion.’’
    • ‘The estate agent quickly chimes in: ‘But, er, well, you know, that's, um, that's definitely in the mid-range of what you'd usually pay for a one-bedroom flat in London.’’
    • ‘‘The work in the plantation is difficult,’ a tea-plucker chimes in, her fingers deftly plucking the leaves with ease and then transferring them to a basket cradled from her forehead.’
    • ‘It's going to be very hot, says Barney, to murmurs of assent from Crimson Brit and Urban Chic man, chiming in for the first time.’
    • ‘At this point, my manager chimes in over the airwaves.’
    • ‘The young woman's male counterpart quickly chimed in, interrupting her.’
    • ‘Just thought I'd chime in during the commercial break.’
    • ‘Tansy chimes in, her big brown eyes sparkling, ‘You'll never have to leave!’’
    interject, interpose, intervene, interrupt, butt in, cut in, break in, join in, join the conversation
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