Synonyms for bell

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bel
Phonetic Transcription : bɛl

Top 10 synonyms for bell Other synonyms for the word bell

Définition of bell

Origin :
  • Old English belle, common North Sea Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch belle, Middle Low German belle) but not found elsewhere in Germanic (except as a borrowing), from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to sound, roar." Statistical bell curve was coined 1870s in French. Of glasses in the shape of a bell from 1640s. Bell pepper is from 1707, so called for its shape. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell "awaken a memory" (1934) is perhaps a reference to Pavlovian experiments.
  • noun signaling object or sound
Example sentences :
  • There was no bell in the room, so that was the only way I had of doing it.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Accordingly he walked up boldly to the door, and rang the bell.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Hester had seen him from the window, and she answered the bell herself.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • A bell had been tinkling nearer and nearer on the road ahead.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Fifty-two runs since yesterday at this time, and the bell still ringing.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The bell had rung—the curtain was up and the performances were about to begin.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • "I hope she's at home," was Grace's anxious thought as she rang the bell.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • A hundred doubts and fears were pressing upon him, and—the second bell rang.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • That bell always did seem to have an evil influence on those boys.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • A bell, for instance—as well expect to find a bell here as in Noah's Ark!
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
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