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noun [countable] bell pronunciation in British English /bel/
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  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 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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