how to pronounce bells


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bells is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bells in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are we gonna get into bells on coffins …”

meanings of bells


  1. Plural of bell.
  2. Ship's bells; the strokes on a ship's bell, every half hour, to mark the passage of time.
  3. Short for bell-bottoms.
  4. Plural of Bell.


  1. A city in Tennessee.
  2. Plural of Bell.
  3. A town in Texas.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bell.

bells frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bells occurs in english on average 9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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