wind chimes


wind chimes
plural noun small decorative pieces of glass or metal suspended from a frame, typically hung near a door or window so as to tinkle in the draught.

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  • wind chimes — /wind/ an arrangement of bells, bamboo pipes, or glass or ceramic fragments hung so as to strike each other and tinkle when moved by the wind or, in orchestration, touched by the hand. [1925 30] * * * wind chimes plural noun A hanging decoration… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind chimes — or wind bells n. a cluster of small chimes or pendants of glass, ceramic, etc., hung so that they strike one another and tinkle when blown by the wind …   English World dictionary

  • wind chimes — [ˈwınd tʃaımz] n [plural] long thin pieces of metal, wood etc hanging together in a group, that make musical sounds when the wind blows them against each other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wind chimes — [ wınd ,tʃaımz ] noun plural a decoration that you hang outside, with parts that move in the wind to make a pleasant sound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wind chimes — wind′ chimes [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. pl. mad an arrangement of small pieces of glass, metal, bamboo, or the like, hung so as to strike each other and tinkle, as when moved by the wind • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • wind chimes — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ pieces of glass, metal rods, or similar items, suspended from a frame and typically hung near a door or window so as to chime in the draught …   English terms dictionary

  • wind chimes — /wind/ an arrangement of bells, bamboo pipes, or glass or ceramic fragments hung so as to strike each other and tinkle when moved by the wind or, in orchestration, touched by the hand. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • wind chimes — /ˈwɪnd tʃaɪmz/ (say wind chuymz) plural noun chimes, especially strips of metal or glass, or tubular bells, hung so as to move in the wind, thus making a tinkling sound …   Australian English dictionary

  • wind chimes — noun A construction of small pieces of wood, glass, metal or ceramic suspended, outdoors, in such a way that they tinkle pleasantly when moved by the wind …   Wiktionary

  • wind chimes — UK [ˈwɪnd ˌtʃaɪmz] / US noun [plural] a decoration that you hang outside, with parts that move in the wind to make a pleasant sound …   English dictionary