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Definition of bell:

  1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.
  2. A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.
  3. Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.
  4. That part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.
  5. The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.
  6. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.
  7. To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.
  8. To make bell- mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
  9. To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
  10. To utter by bellowing.

Synonyms:

Alexander Graham Bell, tocsin, cost, toll, sound, gong, Vanessa Stephen, buzzer, buzz, chime, knell, alexander bell, ship's bell, bell shape, price, carillon, Vanessa Bell, ringer, bong, ringing, ding-dong, campana, tinkle, tam-tam, doorbell, tintinnabulation.

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