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English definition of “bell”

bell

noun [C] uk   /bel/ us  
B1 an electrical device that makes a ringing sound when you press a button: I stood at the front door and rang the bell several times.Percussion instruments B2 a hollow metal object shaped like a cup that makes a ringing sound when hit by something hard, especially a clapper: The church bells rang out to welcome in the New Year.Percussion instruments
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