Meaning of chime in in English:

chime in

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phrasal verb

  • Join or interrupt a conversation by making a remark.

    with direct speech ‘‘Yes, you do that,’ Dave chimed in eagerly’
    • ‘Just thought I'd chime in during the commercial break.’
    • ‘The young woman's male counterpart quickly chimed in, interrupting her.’
    • ‘I'll have Rosalynn chime in on that right after we come back from the break.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I normally refrain from chiming in to an editor, but this story piqued my civic conscience.’
    • ‘I can almost hear you chiming in, and no doubt you'll want to compile your own list.’
    • ‘Her friend Cheryl chimes in: ‘We gave up on aerobics.’’
    • ‘Malorni chimes in: ‘I had a big black welt on my head.’’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Tansy chimes in, her big brown eyes sparkling, ‘You'll never have to leave!’’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘Fellow Razor Dog Ian Penny Pennington chimes in: ‘We played at the All Age Rage and showed them how it's done.’’
    • ‘Lord chimes in: ‘I really think this form of animation is the best way of conveying emotion.’’
    • ‘‘The human being will never be happy,’ Cáceres chimes 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At this point, my manager chimes in over the airwaves.’
    • ‘Lachlan chimes in that the family is giving up hundreds of millions of dollars of value to get the change of domicile done.’
    interject, interpose, intervene, interrupt, butt in, cut in, break in, join in, join the conversation, chip in
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