Translation of chime in Spanish:

chime

repique, n.

Pronunciation /tʃaɪm//tʃʌɪm/

noun

  • 1

    (sound)
    (of bells) repique masculine
    (of clock) campanada feminine
    (of doorbell) campanilla feminine
    • Reality of the situation came back down when I heard the chimes go through the house and I froze, horrified.
    • Just as quickly, the band shoves terra firma back under your feet; drums die, pianos fade, and chimes reverb in the brickblack.
    • It starts with what sounds like the distant chimes of gamelan music reverberating around a cavern and then morphs into a different winding style every eight minutes or so.
    • The chime of metal on metal sounded, and Lanfilar opened his eyes to see a very encouraging sight.
    • The cold morning breeze and a festive ambience, the chime of bells and melodious carols signal the arrival of Christmas.
    • With the chime of the glockenspiel and the slow pull of the violin the band began and invited us to witness a cavalcade of sound and images.
    • The next song, ‘All the Arms Around You’, wraps Diers's deadpan vocals with the ideal accoutrement: ringing chimes!
    • The distant chime of bells sounded in the parlor.
    • For six minutes, the song flows leisurely across faintly ringing organ tones and chimes, with just a few scattered notes recalling some of Fahey's concrete leanings.
    • It sounded like melodious chimes ringing into my ears.
    • In the silence between chimes, she had heard soft, well concealed steps as her watcher ran up the castle stairs.
    • Framed by a mixed bag of submerged synth sounds and clanging chimes, the moody ‘Lover's Rock’ lumbers out of the gate before settling into a nice trot.
    • Out of a buzzy analog haze, a stomping bassline gathers up all the lost children and, in a glorious series of chimes and welcoming blips, sends them out into a magical world of candy cane funk.
    • Even out here, he had heard the chimes and was transported.
    • Chris waited outside of Mrs. Schmidt's Contemporary Issues class as the last chime of the bell rang through the hall.
    • A chime of bells, normally in a tower, played either from a keyboard or mechanically by a barrel (like that of a barrel organ, but larger) or similar device.
    • The constant recycling of chimes seasoned with crowd noises, tube announcements and nature sounds acts as a sonic tour of the city.
    • Ty glanced around when he heard the chimes echo throughout the castle.
    • A few seconds after she spoke, the crew of the Varian could hear the same mysterious chimes floating through the air, but this time, they did have a melody.
    • Through the thin trunks of birch and larger oaks, she could hear the flat chimes of running water, and knew she was close.
  • 2

    (device)
    carillón masculine
    • It wasn't until we had reached the top platform in front of the door that we heard the bells and chimes tune telling everyone we had arrived.
    • Much like musical doorbell chimes: you can only listen to a badly midi-ized version of the William Tell overture once before you rip out the batteries and revert to knocking.
    • Whether you choose chimes or bells, wiring the sound unit to the outside button is the same.
    • People choose chimes for two button doorbell circuits because they want different sounds for the front and back doors.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (tune) tocar
    the clock chimed midnight el reloj dió / tocó las doce
    • The people of Manchester honked horns and blew whistles as the town hall bells chimed for a minute to show support for the ‘Big Bang’ Metrolink extension.
    • I reminded myself that it would be over when the bell chimed, and there was no need to look at the clock.
    • Wedding bells were chiming merrily in the parish recently.
    • SOME HOURS before the New Year bells chime at midnight, the light from the evening sun peeps through the dark clouds - a ray of hope for 2004.
    • At every door in the street there is a shivering first-foot whose task, once the bells have chimed, is to enter and prevent the family from being prisoners in their own home.
    • As the bells chimed at 3.30 pm seven police officers - six men and one woman - removed their helmets in a mark of respect to their fallen comrade watched by about 25 bystanders.
    • At midnight, the bells would chime across the city, town or village.
    • The abbey's tenor bell chimed for the 101st time - once a minute for every year of the Queen Mother's life - as the service began.
    • A bell chimed as Mr. Wellington entered the print shop with an empty sack and perspiration shining on his brow.
    • The bell chimed out, its sharp sound a contrast to the stillness as the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat rolled in the gentle swell.
    • As I listened to these bells chiming and the birds singing, I thought to myself that this was the quintessence of a peaceful American university campus.
    • A bell chimed from a grandfather clock in the corner of the room.
    • Out of the blue came a long, beautiful note, followed by more, until they were strung into what sounded like fairies singing and bells chiming.
    • Temple bells chimed as men in flowing kurtas and multicoloured turbans and bejewelled women in vivid pinks and purples paid obeisance to their guru, Baba Gulabgir.
    • It was a relief when the bells chimed at the end of the period.
    • Most of us have visions of the perfect English summers day: hours by the river, picnics, girls in Laura Ashley frocks riding creaking bicycles while church bells chime softly in the distance.
    • Staring at the clock, Autumn waited the five seconds left before the bell would chime.
    • As Vincent pushed the glass door open, the small bells chimed.
    • Elsewhere, other fireworks lit the night sky, as the St Magnus Cathedral bells chimed over Broad Street revellers and Stromness echoed to the sound of ships' horns.
    • At 10.29 am, when the second tower collapsed, bells chimed and fog-horns of boats on the nearby Hudson River sounded.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (bell) sonar
    (bell) repicar
    (clock) dar la hora
    (clock) sonar
  • 2

    to chime with sth concordar / sintonizar con algo