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Bell may refer to:


Devices that produce noise

  • Bell (instrument), a simple sound-making device, including:
    • Altar bell, a bell rung during the Catholic Mass
    • Bell (school), a bell that signals transitions during a school day
    • Bell plate a heavy, flat, and rectangular steel slab suspended by a rope used in orchestral music
    • Bermuda carriage bell, used in vehicles as a warning to pedestrians
    • Church bell, a bell hanging in a church tower
    • Electric bell, such as a doorbell or buzzer
    • Handbell, a handheld bell, rung singly (such as a school bell) or in tuned sets played by a bell choir
    • Jingle bell, a spherical bell that produces a distinct "jingle" sound
    • Last call bell, a bell that signals the closing of a bar
    • Ship's bell, bells which mark time on a ship
    • Slave bell, used to regulate slavery
    • Tubular bell, used in tuned sets as in a longcase clock, orchestral chime, organ, or tower


  • Bell character, a character that produces an audible signal at a terminal
  • Bell effect, a musical technique similar to an arpeggio
  • Bel (acoustics) (bel), measure of the ratio between two quantities
  • Bell (wind), the round, flared opening of a wind instrument opposite the mouthpiece
  • Bell cymbal, a small cymbal. The bell is also the center, rounded part of a cymbal
  • Bell tree, instrument made of nested bells
  • Carillon, an instrument which utilizes bells, normally housed in a bell tower, and played from a keyboard
  • Chime (bell instrument), similar to a carillon, but with fewer bells
  • Mark tree, a set of small hanging chimes, sometimes mislabeled as a wind chime
  • Orchestra bell, better known as Glockenspiel

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The word "bell" also can mean a signal from a engine order telegraph on a ship or submarine.


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  • Bell Miner, colonial honeyeater endemic to southeastern Australia
  • Bell pepper, Cultivar Group of the species Capsicum annuum
  • Bellbird, several kinds of bird in various regions of the world that are noted for their far-carrying bell-like call
  • Diving bell spider, spider which lives entirely under water


  • Bell curve, illustrates normal distribution in statistics
    • Bell curve grading, a use of the bell curve in comparing student achievement and converting percent and percentile grades to letter grades
  • Bell number, the number of partitions of a set with n members
  • Bell's theorem, a thought experiment that suggests a limit to quantum mechanics
  • Bell test experiments, the basis of Bell's theorem


For people having surname Bell see Bell (surname).


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See also bell


Proper noun




  1. A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bell maker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
  2. The Bell telephone company (after w:Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.)
  3. A male given name occasionally transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name, a variant of Belle; mostly used as a middle name in the 19th century.

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  • Baby Bell


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The bells first mentioned in Scripture are the small golden bells attached to the hem of the high priest's ephod (Ex 28:33, 34, 35). The "bells of the horses" mentioned by Zechariah (14:20) were attached to the bridles or belts round the necks of horses trained for war, so as to accustom them to noise and tumult.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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A bell is a simple musical instrument. Most bells are made of metal. Bells are also in Churches to decipher the time between hours.

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