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An example use of bell in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… election of 2016 the bell really went …”
meanings of bell
A signal at a school that tells the students when a class is starting or ending.
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.
A telephone call.
The flared end of a pipe, designed to mate with a narrow spigot.
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.
The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
Anything shaped like a bell, such as the cup or corolla of a flower.
A telephone utility; a Baby Bell.
An instrument situated on a bicycle's handlebar, used by the cyclist to warn of his or her presence.
The sounding of a bell as a signal.
Any of a series of strokes on a bell (or similar), struck every half hour to indicate the time (within a four hour watch).
The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.
A device control code that produces a beep (or rings a small electromechanical bell on older teleprinters etc.).
To utter in a loud manner; to thunder forth.
To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom.
To bellow or roar.
To attach a bell to.
To shape so that it flares out like a bell.
A surname of Scottish and northern English origin for a bell ringer, bellmaker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn).".
The Bell telephone company (after Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.).
A male given name transferred from the surname, of occasional usage.
A female given name, variant of Belle; mostly used as a middle name in the 19th century.
A city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
bell frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR
the word bell occurs in english on average 29.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.