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  Definition of bell
  1. a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  2. the flared opening of a tubular device
  3. a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
  4. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
  5. the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
  6. United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)
  7. English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
  8. a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
  9. the shape of a bell
  10. (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.
  11. attach a bell to; "bell cows"
Similar Words: chime, gong, doorbell, buzzer, toll, Bell, Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell, Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen, Melville Bell, Alexander Melville Bell, bell shape, campana, ship's bell

 

Hyponyms: church bell, cowbell, death knell, death bell, dinner bell, electric bell, fire bell, Liberty Bell, school bell, sheep bell, shop bell, sleigh bell, cascabel, tocsin, warning bell, carillon, handbell, night bell, knell, angelus bell, angelus

 

Part Meronyms: wind instrument, wind, funnel, blunderbuss

 

Member Meronyms: Bloomsbury Group

 

Derivational Morphology: gong, chime, buzz, bombinate, bombilate, toll

 

Anagrams: bleb, Elbe

 

Language Translations:
Finnish: kello   German: Glocke  
Hungarian: harang   Icelandic: bjalla  
Italian: campana   Polish: dzwon  
Russian: колокол   Slovene: zvon  
Spanish: campana   Swedish: klocka  
 
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