In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound)masculine repiquefeminine campanadafeminine campanilla
- The cold morning breeze and a festive ambience, the chime of bells and melodious carols signal the arrival of Christmas.
- Even out here, he had heard the chimes and was transported.
- 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.
- 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.
- Through the thin trunks of birch and larger oaks, she could hear the flat chimes of running water, and knew she was close.
- 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.
- 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.
- In the silence between chimes, she had heard soft, well concealed steps as her watcher ran up the castle stairs.
- 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.
- The next song, ‘All the Arms Around You’, wraps Diers's deadpan vocals with the ideal accoutrement: ringing chimes!
- 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.
- Reality of the situation came back down when I heard the chimes go through the house and I froze, horrified.
- 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.
- It sounded like melodious chimes ringing into my ears.
- The distant chime of bells sounded in the parlor.
- Just as quickly, the band shoves terra firma back under your feet; drums die, pianos fade, and chimes reverb in the brickblack.
- The constant recycling of chimes seasoned with crowd noises, tube announcements and nature sounds acts as a sonic tour of the city.
- Chris waited outside of Mrs. Schmidt's Contemporary Issues class as the last chime of the bell rang through the hall.
- 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.
- 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.
- People choose chimes for two button doorbell circuits because they want different sounds for the front and back doors.
- Whether you choose chimes or bells, wiring the sound unit to the outside button is the same.
1(tune) tocarthe clock chimed midnight — el reloj dió / tocó las doce
- 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.
- I reminded myself that it would be over when the bell chimed, and there was no need to look at the clock.
- It was a relief when the bells chimed at the end of the period.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Staring at the clock, Autumn waited the five seconds left before the bell would chime.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A bell chimed from a grandfather clock in the corner of the room.
- The bell chimed out, its sharp sound a contrast to the stillness as the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat rolled in the gentle swell.
- A bell chimed as Mr. Wellington entered the print shop with an empty sack and perspiration shining on his brow.
- At midnight, the bells would chime across the city, town or village.
- 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.
- 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.
- As Vincent pushed the glass door open, the small bells chimed.
- At 10.29 am, when the second tower collapsed, bells chimed and fog-horns of boats on the nearby Hudson River sounded.
- Wedding bells were chiming merrily in the parish recently.
- 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.
1(bell) sonar(bell) repicar(clock) dar la hora(clock) sonar
2to chime with sth — concordar / sintonizar con algo
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