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A large bell
See also Bell, and bel

English

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Etymology

Old English belle; cognate with Dutch bel.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bell

Plural
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  1. An object 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.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a telephone call
    I’ll give you a bell later.
  3. A signal at a school that tells the students when it's time to change classes during the day.
  4. (music) The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
  5. The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to bell

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bell (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To attach a bell to.
    Who will bell the cat?
  2. (intransitive) To bellow or roar.
    1824: A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Oliver Goldsmith — This animal is said to harbour in the place where he resides. When he cries, he is said to bell; the print of his hoof is called the slot; his tail is called the single; his excrement the fumet; his horns are called his head; when simple, the first year they are called broches; the third year, spears; the fourth year, that part which bears the antlers is called the beam, and the little impressions upon its surface, glitters; those which rise from the crust of the beam are called pearls.
  3. To shape so that flares out like a bell.

Translations


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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] bellus

Adjective

bell m. (feminine bella, masculine plural bells, feminine plural belles)

Singular
bell
bella f.

Plural
bells m.
belles f.

  1. beautiful

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