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1) N-COUNT A bell is a device that makes a ringing sound and is used to give a signal or to attract people's attention.

I had just enough time to finish eating before the bell rang and I was off to my first class...

I've been ringing the door bell, there's no answer.

2) N-COUNT A bell is a hollow metal object shaped like a cup which has a piece hanging inside it that hits the sides and makes a sound.

My brother, Neville, was born on a Sunday, when all the church bells were ringing.

3) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If something is as clear as a bell, it is very clear indeed.

There are 80 of these pictures and they're all as clear as a bell.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you give someone a bell, you telephone them. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

I was going to give you a bell tomorrow.

5) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that something rings a bell, you mean that it reminds you of something, but you cannot remember exactly what it is. [INFORMAL]

The description of one of the lads is definitely familiar. It rings a bell.

6) PHRASE: v-link PHR If something is as sound as a bell it is healthy and not damaged in any way.

The horse returned sound as a bell.


English dictionary. 2008.

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