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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a chime.


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chime +‎ -like


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  • Pianist Margaret Leng Tan, whose 1997 recording "The Art of the Toy Piano" established her as a founder of the movement, explained the attraction: After its chimelike "attack and flowering of sound and steep decay, you hear the lingering perfume of the overtones," a bouquet of sound that, she said in an interview for Milwaukee's public-radio station WUWM, "makes it magical."

    Artists Playing With Toys Stuart Isacoff 2011

  • Although he experiments with chimelike, droning effects, the title is something of a misnomer-Keezer is a two-handed player in the tradition of Phineas Newborn, McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson, masters he freely credits as influences.


  • He remembered those voices, small and chimelike against the waterfall roar of wind in the leaves, remembered sprites fighting among druids and elven archers, their voices raised then in fury and condemnation.

    Time Streams King, J. Robert 1999

  • Miss Annabel inquired, in that same sweet, chimelike voice—a trill nobody but Nicholas or his father, and maybe Jessie, would have had the temerity to ignore.

    THE VOW Linda Lael Miller 1998


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