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bell

bell

 
 
pronunciation:
bel
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
ring a bell
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hollow metal cup, often of bronze, which makes a ringing sound when struck by a hard object such as a clapper.
 
synonyms:
chime
similar words:
alarm, carillon, gong, ringer, tocsin
definition 2: the flared opening of a musical brass or wind instrument, where the sound emerges.
definition 3: the ringing of a bell.
synonyms:
chime, ring, tintinnabulation, toll
similar words:
alarm, ding, ding-dong, peal, siren, ting, ting-a-ling, tinkle, tocsin
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phrase: ring a bell
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: belled, belling, bells
definition: to expand and take the shape of a bell.
similar words:
expand, flare
derivation: bell-like (adj.)
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