Definition of Chin music

1. Noun. Idle or foolish and irrelevant talk.

Exact synonyms: Blether, Idle Talk, Prate, Prattle
Generic synonyms: Cackle, Chatter, Yack, Yak, Yakety-yak
Derivative terms: Blether, Prate, Prattle

Definition of Chin music

1. Noun. (baseball informal) A fastball thrown near the batter's chin, often to set up a subsequent pitch thrown low and outside. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chin Music

chin cap
chin chin
chin guard
chin guards
chin jerk
chin muscle
chin music (current term)
chin reflex
chin rest
chin roll
chin rolls
chin strap
chin up
chin wag
china cabinet
china cap
china clay
china closet
china marker
china pink

Literary usage of Chin music

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"You did not come here, I guess, to hear me pay out chin-music. 1883. Referee, 15 July, з, 4. There was a panic among the two thousand people who were being ..."

2. The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida by James McQuade (1884)
"... Hornpipe—The Lone Fisherman—New Line to Havana—Easter Sunday—A Miracle—Gulf of Mexico—Gallic Downfall—Chin-music—Havana. HAVANA, April 17, 1884. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Chin-music (English and American), talk, conversation. ... But, bless yer, my bloater, it isn't all chin-music, votes and " 'Ear, 'ear ! ..."

4. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"Of other more or less vulgar terms for "speech, talk", occasionally employed by 'Any, I mention chin-music, chin-wag; Punch, January 10, 1885, ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Chin-music. Idle talk, chatter. 1857 Whenever he attempts to amuse them with his chin-music, ... 1872 [We want] somebody to jerk a little chin-music for us. ..."

6. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"But the Chancellor refused, on the ground that he would be making himself a party to the questionable transactions. Chin-music (American slang), talk, ..."

7. The Phono-bretto: (phonograph Libretto) The Indispensible Companion of the (1919)
"Well, here goes for a little chin music. Under your chin. (Music.) Much obliged. Say, I got something here that beats anything you fellers got in the whole ..."

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