chime in

When you chime in, you offer your opinion or add your voice to a conversation. If your friends are discussing where to go for dinner, you could chime in, "Anywhere but Olive Garden!"

Some students are quick to chime in during classes, answering the teacher's questions and asking their own as well. When you attend a lecture by a famous writer, it's appropriate to chime in during question and answer sessions, but it's not okay to chime in while she's reading aloud from her latest book. Chime in originally meant "to join harmoniously in music."

Definitions of chime in
  1. verb
    break into a conversation
    “her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation”
    synonyms: barge in, break in, butt in, chisel in, cut in, put in
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    types:
    disrupt, interrupt
    interfere in someone else's activity
    cut in
    interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner
    cut short
    cause to end earlier than intended
    type of:
    break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt
    make a break in
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