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noun [countable] bell pronunciation in American English /bel/
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singularbell
pluralbells
  1. a metal object shaped like an upside down cup that makes a noise when its sides are hit by a metal piece inside it
    The school bell clanged noisily.
    The little silver bells on its harness tinkled merrily.
    ring a bell: Villagers rang the church bells as the victorious soldiers returned.
    The wedding bells rang out.
    1. a.
      a piece of equipment that makes a ringing sound, used for getting someones attention
      The referee did not hear the final bell.
      There was no one at the counter, so I rang the bell.
    2. b.
      the sound that a bell makes when it rings
      The bell indicates the exam is over.
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