bell

noun
1 hollow metal object that rings
ADJECTIVE
church, temple
wedding (often figurative)

Their friends could already hear wedding bells (= were sure they would get married).

cow (usually cowbell)
sleigh
distant
brass, silver
VERB + BELL
ring
hear
BELL + VERB
chime, clang, jangle (esp. AmE), jingle (esp. AmE), peal, ring, ring out, sound, tinkle, toll

The bells on the harness tinkled softly.

The church bells tolled for the funeral.

BELL + NOUN
tower
pull, rope
ringer, ringing (usually bell-ringer, etc.)
PHRASES
a chime of bells

the faint chime of bells

a peal of bells

She heard a peal of church bells.

a sound of bells

The sound of bells echoed across the valley.

2 other object that rings
ADJECTIVE
bicycle, door (usually doorbell)
dinner, lunch, school
second-period, third-period, etc. (AmE)
electric
alarm, warning (both often figurative)

Alarm bells were ringing inside Stuart's head.

closing, opening
final
dismissal (AmE)
late, tardy (= to indicate that classes are about to start) (both AmE)
loud, shrill
VERB + BELL
press, ring, sound
answer

She hurried to answer the doorbell.

BELL + VERB
go, ring, sound

The school bell goes at three every afternoon.

signal sth
interrupt sb/sth
BELL + NOUN
pull, push (BrE)
PHRASES
saved by the bell

Saved by the bell! I thought I'd have to sit here listening to you two argue forever.

bells and whistles

The laptop has all the latest bells and whistles (= attractive extra features).


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