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    bell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bell

    (noun) a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck Definition
    (noun) a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    Synonyms : buzzer , doorbell
    (noun) the sound of a bell being struck
    Synonyms : toll
    Example Sentence
    • saved by the bell
    • she heard the distant toll of church bells
    (noun) (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
    Synonyms : ship's bell
    (noun) the shape of a bell
    Synonyms : bell shape , campana
    (noun) a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905) Definition
    (noun) English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961) Definition
    (noun) United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922) Definition
    (noun) a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    Synonyms : chime , gong
    (noun) the flared opening of a tubular device Definition
    (verb) attach a bell to
    Example Sentence
    • bell cows
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