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Synonyms for bell

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

the sound of a bell being struck

(nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell

the shape of a bell

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

English painter

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

a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer

the flared opening of a tubular device

attach a bell to

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One night in January when it was bitter cold and snow lay deep on the streets of Winesburg Curtis Hartman paid his last visit to the room in the bell tower of the church.
Then the Prince took out his little bell and rang it three times.
Ellis and Sir Charles Wheatstone, who did far more than they ever knew to forward Bell in the direction of the telephone.
Now, besides the reports of the sentinels guarding the Hotel de Ville, which is next door to the Bell and Bottle, it had been stated by others that a number of travellers had arrived during the night.
She had started with an irrepressible shudder, as if the stroke of the bell had fallen directly on her heart; then, recovering herself, while her attendants were yet in dismay, she took the lead, and paced calmly up the aisle.
A schooner's bell struck up alongside, and a voice hailed through the fog: "O Disko
I warn you for the last time, that if I hear a single bell, you will take the place of the manikin.
Presently a bell rang, and they all trooped into school.
Tinker Bell," he called softly, after making sure that the children were asleep, "Tink, where are you?
As it died away, the Great Bell, or the Goblin of the Great Bell, spoke.
If we both happen to ring for you together, you will answer his bell before you answer mine.
I venture, therefore, to propose that a small bell be procured, and attached by a ribbon round the neck of the Cat.
Josie Pye and Julia Bell did not "speak" for three months, because Josie Pye had told Bessie Wright that Julia Bell's bow when she got up to recite made her think of a chicken jerking its head, and Bessie told Julia.
Then the bell above the throne, which sounded whenever an enchantment was broken, began to ring, and the King gave a start of annoyance and exclaimed, "Rocketty-ricketts
Julian (ring the bell, if you please), is that you should describe yourself in your letter as feeling an interest in this person.