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noun [countable]     bell pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    Sound effect 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 wedding bells rang out.

    1. a.
      a piece of equipment that makes a ringing sound, used for getting someone’s 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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    2
    knock ten bells out of to completely defeat

    Each side becomes more linguistically creative in their bid to knock ten bells out of social media opponents.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/02/2017
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