Site Feedback

Resolved questions
How would you explain “chime” in the context?

Sometimes, when I reached G.W.’s, I’d wait just inside the wood line until whatever old pickup turned its last rusted quarter panel down the road, and I’d walk into the chime of the double doors through the dust it had left in its wake. I can’t really explain what that feeling was like. Shame, I guess. But that wasn’t all of it.

How would you explain “chime” in “I’d walk into the chime of the double doors”? Does it refer to the noise from opening the doors?
Thanks!

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

0 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    It refers to the sound of the doors, however I think it's unusual in this context because "chime" would usually be used for a bell sound or similar (for example, "Big Ben chimes every hour"). I cannot imagine what a chiming door would sound like. Maybe a bit of poetic license was used?

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.