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Bell vs. Carillonist

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Bellnoun

A percussive instrument made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck.

Carillonistnoun

One who plays the carillon.

Bellnoun

The sounding of a bell as a signal.

Bellnoun

A telephone call.

‘I’ll give you a bell later.’;

Bellnoun

A signal at a school that tells the students when a class is starting or ending.

Bellnoun

(music) The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.

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Bellnoun

(nautical) Any of a series of strokes on a bell (or similar), struck every half hour to indicate the time (within a four hour watch)

Bellnoun

The flared end of a pipe, designed to mate with a narrow spigot.

Bellnoun

(computing) A device control code that produces a beep (or rings a small electromechanical bell on older teleprinters etc.).

Bellnoun

Anything shaped like a bell, such as the cup or corolla of a flower.

Bellnoun

(architecture) The 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.

Bellnoun

An instrument situated on a bicycle's handlebar, used by the cyclist to warn of his or her presence.

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Bellnoun

The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.

Bellverb

(transitive) To attach a bell to.

‘Who will bell the cat?’;

Bellverb

(transitive) To shape so that it flares out like a bell.

‘to bell a tube’;

Bellverb

To telephone.

Bellverb

(intransitive) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom.

‘Hops bell.’;

Bellverb

(intransitive) To bellow or roar.

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Bellverb

(transitive) To utter in a loud manner; to thunder forth.

Bellnoun

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.

Bellnoun

A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.

Bellnoun

Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.

Bellnoun

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.

Bellnoun

The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.

Bellverb

To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.

Bellverb

To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.

Bellverb

To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.

Bellverb

To utter by bellowing.

Bellverb

To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.

‘As loud as belleth wind in hell.’; ‘The wild buck bells from ferny brake.’;

Bellnoun

a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

Bellnoun

a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

Bellnoun

the sound of a bell being struck;

‘saved by the bell’; ‘she heard the distant toll of church bells’;

Bellnoun

(nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

Bellnoun

the shape of a bell

Bellnoun

a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)

Bellnoun

English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)

Bellnoun

United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)

Bellnoun

a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer

Bellnoun

the flared opening of a tubular device

Bellverb

attach a bell to;

‘bell cows’;

Bell

A bell is a directly struck idiophone percussion instrument. Most bells have the shape of a hollow cup that when struck vibrates in a single strong strike tone, with its sides forming an efficient resonator.

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